Official Statement of SBP regarding Gilas vs Australia Incident

Statement of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on the Incident During the Philippines vs Australia Game

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) apologizes to Filipino basketball fans and to the basketball community for the incident that occurred during last night’s game. As hosts, we regret having breached the bounds of traditional Filipino hospitality. As the national team representing flag and country, we likewise extend our apologies to the Filipino people.

SBP stands by its conviction that violence has no place in sports.

We will review the incident comprehensively and await the decision of FIBA with respect to disciplinary proceedings on the matter.

Official Statement by SBP on the incident during the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia game as posted by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas President Al Panlilio in his Twitter account @APan9

2 Responses to Official Statement of SBP regarding Gilas vs Australia Incident

  1. Burnzs says:

    To SBP no need to say sorry for us (filipino Fans.In my opinion.Its the team Australia should blamed.I understand you have to apologize because we are the host country.Please review the video keenly and have fair justice.For me whatever the result Filipino still
    the best.Mabuhay ang Pilipino.

  2. Ako Madamosiya says:

    I think that was a wrong statement. You should apologize to your opponent whom you beat up, stomped on and chased all over the arena. Some even threw chairs to the players. I’m sure more of the Australians got hurt more
    than Filipinos. I’m not siding with them but a true apology should be directed to the one you hurt.

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