A video surfaced on social media on Saturday evening that saw UP Fighting Maroons Nigerian student-athlete Bright Akhuetie throw punches against members of the Muntinlupa Cagers in a tune-up game, Saturday in Alabang.
According to third-year UP head coach Bo Perasol, the two teams were already getting physical during the start of the game before things got out of hand in the second quarter.
“The usual tirahan, tinamaan, bumawi. Nothing extra ordinary. Naawat naman agad,” recalled Perasol.
Akhuetie and Dhon Reverente got into it, resulting in a bench-clearing brawl.
Perasol and the brass of Muntinlupa decided not to continue the contest.
“It’s just the usual action amidst a heated game. Nothing serious. In fact, we both agreed na hwag na lng ituloy para wala ng any untoward incidents na mangyari. All part of the game,” he expressed.
No sanctions will be imposed on the Fighting Maroons, as the game is not under the jurisdiction the UAAP.
Arvin Tolentino sees spoiled 2019 PBA Draft hopes a blessing in disguise
Cignal HD Spikers claim first win, dash PLDT
James Canlas shines in D-League debut as MetroPac-San Beda continues mastery over Perpetual
George Pascua challenges FEU Lady Tamaraws to show character
Lourdes Clemente only needs lineup announcement to make La Salle debut official
Fil-Am Jeremiah Gray carves own niche after turning down Ateneo, La Salle
SOURCES: Risa Sato to miss NU Lady Bulldogs’ Season 81 campaign
Aaron Black foregoes final year with Ateneo Blue Eagles
- DLSU4 days ago
DLSU rookie Jolina Dela Cruz comes out of nowhere to make immediate impact
- ADMU4 days ago
Perfect storm for Bea De Leon in first match of last season with Ateneo Lady Eagles
- ADMU4 days ago
Oliver Almadro on first loss: ‘They’ve seen our worst, but they haven’t seen our best’
- DLSU3 days ago
May Luna glad to have earned first start in four years with La Salle