Philippines v Australia basketball

Jul 03, 2018, 11:08
Philippines v Australia basketball

Mathew Wright (L) of the Philipines and Daniel Kickert of Australia fight during their FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier game.

The game was called off after the remaining Philippines players fouled themselves out, with Australia declared the victor 89-53.

It had been a chippy second half, but things truly boiled over when Filipino guard Roger Ray Pogoy bulldozed through his defender, Australia's Chris Goulding.

"But what followed [from Kickert] was very surprising".

Naturally, one of the first questions he was asked was on the conduct of the security. Punches and chairs were thrown as players and spectators alike got involved in a brawl that spilled off the court.

Basketball Australia's Chief Executive Anthony Moore issued a statement apologising for the Boomers' involvement. They're bruised and battered ...

"The teams are in different ends of the field of play, with the referees in the middle".

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"I have to see what FIBA does. It escalated so quickly", Black said.

"We want to appeal to everybody to please settle down", he said. "It was so instantaneous and violent". Our primary concern was for the welfare of our players.

"We had our players and team management in fear of their physical safety", Moore said.

"It's absolutely unacceptable but the reality is Kickert was hitting our players during the warm-ups", Reyes said.

Longley, who was the first Australian to play in the National Basketball Association back in 1991, rushed in to save the Boomers' star shooter when he was shockingly set upon by the Filipino squad. But at the same time we're saying that we emphatize that they have to act as a team which will not justify their conduct.

After the brawl, members of the Philippines men's basketball team were seen taking selfies.

FIBA will be under pressure to come down hard on those deemed most guilty for igniting the conflict.

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He noted that the some basketball players have already apologized for the incident.

"The decision (s) will be communicated in the coming days".

"This is different to where Cricket Australia took the high moral ground".

The NBA has traditionally taken a firm hand with such incidents.

A better look at the throwdown comes courtesy of Ryan Northover, who recorded footage from the Fox Sports Australia broadcast of the game.

Australia met the Philippines for a matchup in Group B of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, but the game didn't go as planned.

Basketball's global governing body has opened disciplinary proceedings with heavy sanctions likely to affect both teams following Monday night's disgraceful scenes, which included punching, kicking and a chair thrown.

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