Terrence Romeo calls out Gilas critics in free-for-all

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The Gilas Pilipinas guard sounds off on 'embarrassing' comments

 

UNITED. Terrence Romeo says the Gilas Pilipinas players were looking out for each other. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas player Terrence Romeo took to Twitter to defend his side in the bench-clearing brawl that marred the FIBA World Cup qualifying match between the Australia Boomers and host Gilas Pilipinas at  the Philippine Arena, Monday, July 2. (LOOK: Bench-clearing brawl mars Gilas-Australia game)

 



San Miguel Beermen mainstay Chris Ross, one of Romeo’s fellow players in the PBA, did express his embarrassment following the brawl.


Conversely to Romeo, Ross was staunchly against the brawl.


Head coach Chot Reyes was indeed heard on air uttering those words, although it could have meant as an order to be merely extra physical against the Boomers, who were running Gilas out of the building.


Romeo was one of the 9 ejected players from the Philippine side that effectively ended the ongoing blowout. 

Three players remained to finish the game, namely June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and last-minute call-up Baser Amer. Fajardo and Norwood intentionally fouled themselves out to end the match by default in favor of the Boomers, 89-53.– Rappler.com