TNT import Terrence Jones executes a two-handed power jam versus hapless San Miguel defenders Arwind Santos, left, and June Mar Fajardo during Game Four. But the Beermen prevailed, 106-101.
Miguel Antonio de Guzman
TNT's Terrence Jones calls for PBA sanction on Arwind Santos after racist move
Luisa Morales ( - August 15, 2019 - 3:07pm

MANILA, Philippines — TNT KaTropa import Terrence Jones did not hold back in making his sentiments known after San Miguel Beermen forward Arwind Santos made monkey gestures at him during Game Five of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals on Wednesday.

Taking to his Twitter account, the former Houston Rockets player reacted strongly and called for immediate action from the PBA.

"As a father & black man this can't be ignored. It's UNACCEPTABLE." Jones wrote.

"Swift, significant action needs to be taken by the PBA to send a STRONG message that racism in ANY form will NOT be tolerated," he added.

Santos made the gesture on the bench late in the first half when the TNT import was whistled for a foul.

TNT manager Gabby Cui also aired his thoughts on the incident.

"Racism should never have a place in sports and in life. Even via "jokes or mind games"," he wrote.

Santos refused to apologize after the game and had insisted he was doing it to get into his opponent's head.

Santos has since been summoned by the PBA but the penalty, should there be one, has yet to be determined.

  • Latest
  • Trending
Are you sure you want to log out?
Login is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

or sign in with