- A brawl recently broke out in the middle of a game between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia Boomers.
- This happened on July 2, Monday at the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
- As the Gilas bench was cleared, the Boomers on the bench never left their area in the middle of the brawl.
Celebrities recently reacted to a brawl which recently broke out in the middle of a game between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia Boomers in July 2, Monday at the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.
At the end of the day, Gilas lost to Boomers by default after the brawl-filled game. As the Gilas bench was cleared, the Boomers on the bench never left their area in the middle of the brawl.
According to reports, the Australian players taunted the Filipino players during warm-ups. However, they didn’t do anything about it. With 4:01 to go in the third quarter, RR Pogoy shoved Nathan Sobey.
This then triggered a reaction from Australian forward Daniel Kickert who landed a hit at Pogoy.
Then, Kickert punched Pogoy as well which ignited the brawl. Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche went after Kickert, defending Pogoy. The Pinoys’ bench was cleared in the incident as the Gilas players went after the Boomers. Although a worthy note was raised as the Australian bench was never cleared.
Gary Valenciano noted that this hasn’t happened in FIBA before.
“It’s the first time this has ever happened in FIBA…I’m embarrassed… so very embarrassed #FIBAWorldCup”
Then, Laura Lehmann couldn’t even know what to tweet.
“…..I don’t. even know. what. to tweet.
Jimmy Alapag also remarked how embarrassing it was.
Jimmy commented that he will always support his Gilas brothers. He applauded the players in sticking up for each other. However, he pointed out that the game was watched by many.
“I’ll ALWAYS support my Gilas brothers, and I commend them for sticking up for one another 2nyt. And as NATIONAL athletes we also have an obligation to represent our country in the best way possible. Playing on the World Stage, in front of thousands at home…cont..”
Jimmy also hoped that players could learn and be better from this.
“and millions around the world, provides us an opportunity to showcase our competitive spirit and
#PUSO through our talents/skills on the court. Learn and Be Better from this… #GilasPilipinas “
“Incredible. What an embarrassment. On both ends”
Gretchen Ho also pointed out that this won’t be good for the Philippines as FIBA World Cup’s host.
“Whoever started the scuffle though, can’t be good for the Philippines as HOST. Whichever way you look at it
Karen Davila hoped that they should have shown some class.
“Host country tayo. We shouldve shown some class.
Ethel Booba also made fun of the situation. She also pointed out that this may be the best fight in anime hit, Naruto.
“The best fight in Naruto. Charot!”
Ethel also pointed out that the whole altercation looked like a set of games that Filipino children would play.
“Luksong Baka. Charot!
“Luksong Tinik. Charot!
“Touch the colorrrrrrrrr (Yellow). Charot!