Andrew Bogut blasts Gilas for selfie after brawl | Inquirer Sports

Andrew Bogut blasts Gilas for selfie after brawl

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 04:34 AM July 03, 2018

Former national team anchor Marc Pingris takes a selfie with Gilas Pilipinas players and uploads it on his Instagram account just moments after the brawl during the team’s Fiba World Cup Qualifier against Australia on Monday night at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The post, however, has been deleted. Photo from Marc Pingris’ Instagram account

Former Australian national team star Andrew Bogut ripped Gilas Pilipinas for taking a selfie just moments after figuring in a nasty brawl during a Fiba World Cup qualifying game against the Aussies.

Bogut, the former NBA veteran who is currently playing for the Sydney Kings in the National Basketball League, expressed his distaste on his Twitter account, sarcastically describing it as a “class” act on Gilas’ part.


Blokes taking a team selfie after all that. Down 31. Yep. They really just took a team selfie.

— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 2, 2018


The fight transpired at the 4:01 mark of the third quarter with the Boomers leading, 79-48.


The selfie was taken by former national team anchor Marc Pingris during a long lull while game officials were reviewing incident. Pingris posted the photo on his Instagram account before eventually taking it down.

A total of 13 players got tossed, nine of which were players from Gilas.

The heated duel resumed and was called off with still 1:57 left in the third quarter after Gilas ran out of players.

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