Kiefer Ravena accepts apology, pleads for stop to bashing of girl in 'middle finger' photo stunt
'Apology accepted," says Ateneo star Kiefer Ravena on his Twitter account. Jerome Ascano

KIEFER Ravena has accepted an apology made by a female fan who flashed a dirty finger while posing for a photo with the Ateneo star on Sunday.

A photo of the girl with her middle finger pointed at Ravena went viral on Sunday right after the Ateneo Blue Eagles defeated University of the East in overtime at the Mall of Asia Arena.

It immediately caused a stir since the girl was wearing a La Salle jacket although it wasn’t clear whether she was really a La Salle student.

Although the photo wasn't dated, it was clear the photo was taken on Sunday after the Blue Eagles' overtime win over the Red Warriors.

[See Ravena talks about the 'dirty finger' photo that went viral: 'I feel sorry for her]

The photo drew criticism from netizens, especially from fans of the Ateneo star and those of his rumored girlfriend, La Salle volleyball star Mika Reyes.

Nevertheless, Ravena urged fans to stop the bashing while accepting an apology written in the girl’s supposed Twitter account which has since been deleted.

“Apology accepted kayla!! Hi everyone please stop the bashing or whatever with kayla. Nagkamali lang siya.:) goodnight! Thank you lord!,” wrote Ravena.

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