Kris Aquino came to Gilas Pilipinas’ defense amid criticisms hurled at them for their brawl against the Australian Boomers at the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers last July 2.
The Queen of All Media posted on her Instagram account today, July 4, that we Filipinos should be more understanding of what the players went through.
She wrote, “The team is suffering enough, and they have given so much effort for our country. Hindi ba natin sila pwedeng damayan at suportahan ngayon na kailangan nilang maramdaman na ang mga Pinoy hindi nang-iiwan ng kapwa Pinoy?”
Kris furthered that she knows the coaches (Chot Reyes, for instance) and the players, like Terrence Romeo, are really good people.
“‘Wag naman sanang mabura ng ilang minuto sa isang gabi ang lahat ng magagandang alaala nung mga panahon na dahil sa Gilas naging taas noo tayo,” she said.
Kris ended her post by saying she wouldn’t be able to find better teammates as the players in the Gilas team.
"Kung pipili lang ako ng coach and teammates sa kahit na anong mabigat na trabaho, sa nakita kong unity and bayanihan nila- sila ang pagdarasal kong maging kakampi,” she said.
Coach Chot re-uploaded a part of Kris' IG post and wrote, "From the bottom of our #Puso we thank you for standing with us @krisaquino #💪🇵🇭❤️"
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Kris, isang bagay lang ang kinakatakutan! Ano ito?