ARWIND Santos personally reached out to Terrence Jones to apologize before Game Six of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between San Miguel and TNT KaTropa on Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
A video by ESPN5 showed Santos approaching Jones during the pre-game warmups, two days after getting embroiled in a controversy for directing a monkey taunt at the TNT import during Game Five.
Jones didn’t show much of a reaction to Santos’ gesture and went on with his pregame routine.
.@arwindsotnas personally reaches out to @TerrenceJones1 for his controversial actions towards the TNT import in Game 5.
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— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) August 16, 2019
Santos’ racial slur didn’t sit well with Jones, who urged the PBA on Thursday for a “swift, significant action” for the “unacceptable” act.
Santos has since apologized publicly but didn’t escape sanctions as he was fined P200,000 by the PBA. The former MVP was also required to do 100 hours of community service and undergo counseling on equality and racial discrimination.