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

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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