LOOK: Terrence Romeo tells fellow players ’embarrassed’ by brawl to ‘convert to Australian’

ByMae Villarin


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Gilas Pilipinas shooting guard Terrence Romeo reacted through his Twitter account after several players branded the free-for-all that transpired between the Philippine national basketball team and their counterparts from Australia as ’embarrassing’.

The said bench-clearing incident happened during the 4:01 mark of the 3rd quarter with the visitors up by an almost insurmountable 31-point margin.

Nine Gilas players including Romeo along with 4 Boomers were ejected from the game which is now being thoroughly reviewed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

In a lengthy Twitter post, Romeo defended his move and called out his fellow players who felt ’embarrassed’ by what transpired in the game and challenged them to convert to Australian citizens.

Dun sa mga kapwa namin players na nag sasabing embarassing kami wala kaming paki alam sa inyo . Kami mag kaka teammate sa loob kailangan namin mag tulungan. Hindi namin pwede pabayaan yung isat isa. Kung embarassing kami sa mata niyo bat di kayo mag convert ng australian.

He added that Gilas will continue to play as a team for the sake of our countrymen and the entire nation, and that no teammate will be left to fend for themselves.

Kahit anong sabihin niyo nag lalaro kami para sa isat isa para sa kapwa natin pilipino higit sa lahat para sa bayan. Hindi niyo alam ang sacrifice namin Kung para sainyo mali tulungan namin yung kakampi namin sinasaktan problema niyo na yun basta kami walang iwanan tapos!!!

Among the players who described the incident as ’embarrassing’ were Chris Ross, Matt-Ganuelas Rosser, Sol Mercado and even retired Gilas great Jimmy Alapag.

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