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What triggered John Amores, according to Charles Tiu


John Amores ran loose on College of Saint Benilde players on Tuesday.

Despite his history of getting into scuffles, there must be something that triggered the JRU senior that led him to blow his top.

In an interview with CNN Sportsdesk, Blazers head coach Charles Tiu recalled the events that transpired before Amores charged at his bench.

With 4:12 left in the game and the Blazers up 68-51, Amores and Mark Sangco were jockeying for position. Then the former clocked the latter with his forearm.

Play would stop later on after Amores was caught kicking another CSB player in Chris Flores.

“Amores got entangled with Chris Flores, but there was nothing called until he kicked Flores. That’s when the referee stepped in and they were ready to call a technical foul. After susugurin na niya yung referee. Dun pa lang, nakakatakot na,” recalled Tiu.

According to multiple sources closely monitoring the situation, Amores’ account of the incident said that one of the game’s umpires cursed at him.

As Amores was brought to the JRU side, things got messy.

A fan, reportedly someone close with Sangco, flashed the middle finger and heckled Amores. It resulted in Amores charging at him.

Sangco, meanwhile, had the presence of mind to take the brunt from Amores by distracting him.

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“After that incident, there was a fan behind from the CSB bench a fan who was heckling him. That’s when he snapped and came charging at our bench,” continued Tiu.

“It seems like he wasn’t charging at our players but our side.”

No one was able to hold Amores back as he passed by the back of JRU’s bench. Even JRU athletics director Paul Supan had to come down from the stands to stop the melee.

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“I commend Sir Paul Supan and he came down from the stands to calm them down,” expressed Tiu.

The NCAA’s investigation committee – composed of Fr. Vic Calvo, OP of Letran, Peter Cayco of Arellano, and Hercules Callanta of Lyceum – are still meeting regarding the matter as of publishing this article.

Meanwhile, Tiu disclosed that the parents of the players hit are mulling pressing charges against Amores.

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