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PBA player Arwind Santos under fire after making ‘monkey’ gesture towards Terrence Jones

San Miguel forward Arwind Santos has been drawing flak online after he made a ‘monkey’ gesture towards Terrence Jones during the Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals.

In his Instagram account, Terrence expressed his condemnation over Arwind’s gesture and called for a “swift, significant” action to be taken by the PBA.


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Terrence wrote: “As a father & black man this can’t be ignored. It’s UNACCEPTABLE. Swift, significant action needs to be taken by the PBA to send a STRONG message that racism in ANY form will NOT be tolerated.”

Meanwhile, in an interview, Arwind insisted that he will not apologize to Terrence, saying: “Magso-sorry ako? Hindi. Depende ‘yun sa kaniya. Kung mapipikon siya, totoong monkey siya. Kung ‘di ka mapipikon, ‘di ka monkey. Kami nang-aasar lang.”

“Kami nga magka-kapatid nag-aasaran din kami. ‘Di ko naman siya kaano-ano. Gusto lang namin manalo. Kung mapikon siya, hindi ko na kasalanan ‘yun. Ganiyan talaga basketball,” Arwind added.

Arwind has since been gaining flak from netizens and has become a trending topic on social media.

(Photo source: Twitter – @Sports5PH/ @TerrenceJones1)

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