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SBP vice chair Robbie Puno says Gilas ‘a united team’ after fight vs Aussies

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding READ: SBP urges Fiba probe on removal of stickers from PH Arena court“I think there’s an attempt to disrespect us and I think we stood our ground and I think I’m proud of the Gilas Pilipinas boys for standing our ground, fighting for the Filipino people,” Puno told reporters after game. “But of course, it’s an unfortunate incident. We don’t want these things to happen.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPuno added the players were also able to show that Gilas is “a united team.”“It’s a little bit of an embarrassment I guess but we stand together. This was a bad situation that I think we can only hope to get some good out of it and say that we showed ourselves as a united team,” he said. LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas vice chairman Robbie Puno said he’s “proud” of Gilas Pilipinas despite having nine players ejected following an ugly brawl during a Fiba World Cup Qualifier against Australia Monday night.Puno said the players held their own against an Australian side that he thought to have had “an attempt to disrespect us” that started when members of the Aussie team removed decals from the Philippine Arena court during their closed door practice on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gilas runs out of players, loses to Australia in ugly, bizarre game “A team that fights together and doesn’t back down from anyone so let that be a lesson to everybody else.”A free-for-all broke out with 4:01 left in the third quarter and only resumed after a thorough review by game officials.READ: Brawl breaks out in Gilas-Australia gameAndray Blatche, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, Carl Cruz, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright and Troy Rosario got tossed for Gilas while four Aussies namely Daniel Kickers, Thon Maker, Nathan Sobey and Christopher Goulding were thrown out.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more