BEAU Belga was given a stern warning when he appeared before PBA commissioner Willie Marcial on Tuesday following his ejection from Rain or Shine's game against San Miguel on Sunday night.
The ROS enforcer escaped a suspension but will be handed a fine for the incident on Sunday, when he engaged Diamond Stone in trash talk before a 'physical contact' with the SMB import led to his ejection.
Marcial said the penalty will be nothing less than P20,000. Belga was also warned that a repeat of the incident will merit an automatic suspension.
"Pinatawag ko," said Marcial. "Sinabihan ko kapag naulit pa, pasususpindi ko na s'ya. Naintindihan n'ya."
Asked why Belga was spared a ban despite his many transgressions in the past, Marcial explained that it has been a while since the bruiser got into trouble in a game.
"Matagal ng hindi napapatawag 'yan," Marcial said. "Sabi ko nga sa kanya, ayoko na s'yang makita ulit dito. Umoo naman."