Ronald Tubid, along with teammate Kelly Nabong, were both slapped by the PBA with a whopping P75,000 fine to go along with a three-game suspension for their involvement in the ‘Spider-Man’ incident which happened during Game 5 of the recently concluded Finals rematch between eventual champion San Miguel and sister team Magnolia.
Tubid sucker-punched ‘Spider-Man’ while he was being escorted by security personnel out of the playing court while Nabong allegedly hit the masked man’s accomplice near the SMB bench.
“Hindi rin naman kasi puwede yun, nire-respeto natin ang PBA. Kasi guidelines, yun, rule is a rule,” said Tubid who was watching his son play in title game of the Batang PBA, Sunday afternoon at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Overboard naman kami doon kaya dapat kaming parusahan. Kailangan yun, consequence ng actions namin, kaya dapat ready kami,” added the 37-year old native of Iloilo City.
Just days after the league announced the sanctions on Tubid, Nabong and two other SMB officials, Paolo Felizarta, the man behind the ‘Spider-Man’ costume, posted an appeal on his vlog asking the league to waive off the penalties on the two players.
Tubid, however, had no qualms about it since they were admittedly at fault but just has one fervent request.
“Wala naman akong problema doon. Kasalanan ko naman talaga. Mali talaga ako doon. Mabait naman yung PBA Commissioner’s Office. Siguro bawasan na lang nila kahit kaunti.”