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.
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.”
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.”@espn @Sports5PH @NBAonESPNRadio @NBAOfficial @SI_PHnews @KentuckyMBB @CNN @cnnsport https://t.co/Np6iCvc54I
— Terrence Jones (@TerrenceJones1) August 15, 2019
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)