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Balkman apologizes on Twitter, to Santos’ mother

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Renaldo Balkman. PBA IMAGES / Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines — After apologizing to the entire Petron squad, spitfire import Renaldo Balkman did the same on Twitter for his stunning actions against his teammates Friday night.

Balkman, after a frustrating output in Petron’s 73-83 setback to Alaska, vented out his despair on the referees by, among others, shoving Ronald Tubid and choking Arwind Santos.

“I would like to apologize to the fans, Petron Blaze, my teammates, the PBA and  [Ronald Tubid] and [Arwind Santos],” Balkman tweeted (@R_Balkman32) past midnight.

“I got caught up in the moment of a very intense game. I respect [Arwind Santos] as a person and player. I am proud to be part of the [Petron Blaze] fam.”

“This was unintentional towards [Arwind Santos], I am a team player who always has the best interest of the team at heart,” Balkman also said.

And after patching things inside the locker room, the first person Balkman approached as he went out was Santos’ mother, Arceli, who was waiting at the backstage area.

“Nanghingi sya ng sorry, pero di na ako nagsalita kahit galit na galit ako sa kanya kanina,” said Mrs. Santos, who was sitting three rows behind the Boosters’ bench during the game.

“Gusto ko pa sana pagsabihan  kaya lang nagapproach sya eh, at halata ko naman na sorry sya kaya di na ako kumibo,” she added.

Mrs. Santos, though, couldn’t hide her dismay towards Balkman.

“Gusto ko sana sya tanungin kung bakit nya nagawa yun eh kakampi nya yun. Nag-worry ako sa anak ko [Arwind] kasi ang payat lang nun tapos sasakalin nya [Balkman] ng ganun. Disappointed ako sa kanya.”

First posted 11:37 am | Saturday, March 9th, 2013


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Tags: Arwind Santos , Basketball , Conflict , PBA , Petron , Renaldo Balkman , Ronald Tubid , Sports

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    If this was done by a Filipino, he would have fined P100K and suspension of 6 games. I mean he ll give the worst from the PBA commissioner!

    They been tight on Allado! What about Balkman? He s a special icecream? what da fruittttxxx!!! He was all over the floor fighting all the PINOYS without respect!!! what da fruitttzzzzz!!!So whatelse, this is just another double standard! 

    Send him home! Apologies accepted, but we don’t need an animal in the court!

    PBA speak up!!!

  • For_the_good_of_man

    Renaldo Balkman is a disappointment and he needs to be sanctioned BIG TIME. Philippines never get anywhere exactly because Filipinos tolerate ignorance as if he is one. Try doing this in CHINA, wait and see where you will end up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4GAMKLWTOEY5N3JH2X3SZ26XA Dexter S

    I remember our local enforcer players like Ricky Relosa and Vic Sanchez usually do this to opponents but never against teammates (in national TV at least).  Balkman did apologize naman.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DOLRDISMLABUU4EDTVBEVXXCOQ Martin

    Paano naman yong ginawa niyang PAMBABASTOS sa mga referees at kay Bibong Ravanes?

    Baka gayahin pa yan ng mga bata!!!!!

    PAUWIIN NA YAN!!!!

    • Devlish_Playa

      Biboy Ravanes

  • http://www.facebook.com/noelsantos37 pathfinder093

    ..para siya siyang batang inagawan ng kendi..tapos napagbalingan yung mga kalaro..ou nga para siyang bata..utak bata!.heheh!.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    send balkman to where he belong..no need for apologies damage has been done to the team.

  • Noel

    First time I heard of a player hurting his team mates on the court.  It would have been okay if he did it to the other team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodulfo-O-Manlangit-Jr/100001809144705 Rodulfo O Manlangit Jr.

    Yes! Im anavid fan of petron and we love petron having won with a great import. Pero s inasal nya, I think he deserved to be sent home.  Its now time for petron to prove na kaya nilang manalo kahit without an import like him! Go petron! fight to win!



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