Ricci Rivero is going viral after a video of him shouting expletives at a fan made its rounds on the internet yesterday, June 11.
The video was taken last month, following Ricci’s very first game with the Gilas Cadets. The basketball star lost to the De La Salle Green Archers - his former team.
A fan followed him to the dugout, asking for a picture, when he lost his cool and shouted, “T*****a, pwede bang mamaya na?” The fan promptly exited the dugout, looking shocked.
Ricci released an apology on his Twitter account yesterday, writing how he was frustrated from the bad game he had.
“This was during my first game out of and against La Salle. Dugouts are our only private place to pour our emotions after an important game, ‘twas just the most inappropriate time and place for a selfie,” he said, but maintained that he’s responsible for his rude behavior.
“To the girl in the video and to all that are affected and disappointed, I am a work in progress and I sincerely apologize for my imperfections. Thank you po,” he said.
Ricci will be suiting up for the UP Fighting Maroons for the 81st season of the UAAP.
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