- Japeth Aguilar recently apologized for the brawl through Twitter.
- He also continued that he just defended their brother.
- Netizens also admired him for apologizing.
Japeth Aguilar recently apologized for the brawl through Twitter. The said altercation 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.
In the Twitter apology, Japeth also wrote how the incident could have been dealt with differently. He added that their emotions had run high. He continued that he just defended their brother.
He also pointed out that they had no excuse on responding how they did.
“The incident last night could have been dealt differently but emotions were running high. In the heat of the moment we just wanted to defend our brother. I admit that we acted on emotion rather than logic and this is regrettable because the situation could have been pacified and could have ended differently. There is no excuse for how we responded.”
Japeth also acknowledged that they were representing the country as they wear their uniforms. He further apologized towards the Filipino people. He also apologized to the Australian team and fans everywhere.
“As national team athletes, we are representing more than just ourselves as we wear our uniforms. How we acted last night is not a just representation of the Filipino people. For this, I’d like to apologize to my fellow Filipinos, to the Australian team, to their supporters and to Basketball fans everywhere. Hopefully, we can move forward with humility, compassion and respect for one another.”
Netizens admired his bravery in apologizing. One netizen is proud and that their respect for Japeth didn’t falter.
“I admire your bravery, showing humility instead of angst. Proud that my respect for the team did not falter. Good luck on Friday!”
Then, another netizen hoped Japeth would learn from the incident and move on.
“This is simply what we all need..wala ng maba2go khit mag2ruan pa kung cno nauna.. learn frm this & move on..nice one japs! Respect.”
One netizen also noted how humble Japeth was on admitting their mistake.
“Humble enough to admit their mistake. wp.”
Then, another netizen mentionedt that this may be a learning experience for every one.
“All good, Japeth. okay lang yon. Always a learning experience each day for all of us”
One netizen also stated that this mistake won’t define Japeth. They also added that they still support him and his team mates. They are still proud on every Gilas achievement .
“There’s an action called forgiveness. One mistake won’t define you. Laban Pilipinas! PUSO! I’ll still support you all-out. I’m still so proud of your achievements and this one (for accepting your mistake) Stay chill.”
Another netizen is proud of Japeth’s sportsmanship.
“Proud of my ka apelyido Kuys @japethaguilar35 That’s how true national athlete would behave marunong tumanggap ng kamalian at humingi ng tawad!
One netizen also noted how this is a proper tweet of response to the brawl.
“Now this is a proper tweet. Bravo Japeth”
A netizen pointed out how this is the #PUSO that Gilas should have been.
“‘Yan po ang totoong
#PUSO. Marunong tumanggap ng pagkakamali.”
One netizen also compared boys and men regarding altercations like these.
“Boys make mistakes, but it takes a man to admit it, stand through it & learn from it.