MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel forward Ronald Tubid wholeheartedly accepted the repercussions of his actions during the “Spider-Man” incident that disrupted Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.
Tubid hit court invader Paolo Felizarta, who dressed up as the Marvel superhero, with a cheap shot after the latter collided with Beermen center and five-time MVP, June Mar Fajardo.
The PBA slapped Tubid with a P75,000 fine and three-game suspension for his actions.
“I’ve said right after the incident that I’m sorry for what I’ve done and I’m man enough to accept what the PBA imposed on me,” said Tubid Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I went overboard the PBA rules.”
Tubid was at Araneta to watch his son play in the Batang PBA awarding ceremony.
“I’m a professional and I’m man enough to accept this.”
It wasn’t just Tubid who was given a punishment with teammate Kelly Nabong receiving the same sanction while Daniel Henares and Dr. Ramon Ibañez, who are under San Miguel’s employment, were each slapped with a P50,000 fine and were both suspended for two games.
“I would like to say sorry, again, to boss Willie Marcial and to Spider-Man,” said Tubid, who still attends practice with the Beermen.
“They still need their drill sergeant and even though I’m suspended for three games, I can’t be gone from practice.”
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