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    Coach Uichico apologizes, admits it was wrong to get involved in brawl

    Jul 3, 2018

    GILAS Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico has apologized for his role in Monday night’s brawl in the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia.

    In a tweet early Tuesday morning, Uichico admitted his emotions got the better of him when he joined the brawl between players of Gilas and Australia.

    The multi-titled PBA coach and former national mentor was seen in viral videos appearing to throw a chair at an Australian player and later throwing punches at the height of the fracas.


    Uichico admitted he made a mistake.

    “Tonight, my emotions got the better of me like a father who cares about his sons,” wrote Uichico. “That does not excuse my actions and I apologize to everyone as in hindsight I should have not gotten involved.”

    Uichico said the incident is also a lesson for him moving forward.

    “This is a painful but maybe necessary lesson for me,” said Uichico.

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