UST backs Ayo's appeal on 'harsh' UAAP ban | Inquirer Sports
Close  

UST backs Ayo’s appeal on ‘harsh’ UAAP ban

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:09 PM October 08, 2020
Former UST coach Aldin Ayo

Former UST coach Aldin Ayo. INQUIRER PHOTO/Tristan

MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas has backed beleaguered head coach Aldin Ayo’s appeal to the UAAP to reconsider his ban.

According to the report from The Varsitarian, UST said the UAAP’s indefinite ban on Ayo was “too harsh.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“UST has endorsed the letter of appeal of coach Aldin Ayo subject to the qualification that it stands by the report of its fact-finding committee,” a school official said. “We strongly believe that the penalty imposed by the esteemed UAAP board (was) too harsh.”

The UAAP banned Ayo following the government investigation regarding the Sorsogon bubble wherein he allegedly held training sessions with the Growling Tigers.

FEATURED STORIES

This was done while quarantine protocols were in place to curb the effects of COVID-19, which was only when professional and football clubs were allowed to train in limited capacity.

Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero and the provincial police later absolved Ayo of any violation of the health protocols that the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Task Force implemented.

Ayo has since resigned from his post as head coach at UST.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: aldin ayo, Sports, UAAP, University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.