FIBA World Cup Basketball Match Of Philippines Vs. Australia Turns Into Basketbrawl


Photo by YouTube/ZA17
Photo by YouTube/ZA17

It seems FIBA World Cup can be just as dangerous as FIFA World Cup riots, at least to a certain degree. Recent events in the said basketball world tournament have resulted in a literal royal rumble between the players of the Australian and Philippines teams. The third quarter of the said match between the teams of the two countries resulted in a melee free for all which had some muddy origins.

Here is the video of the whole thing:

As you can see, the seemingly calm basketball game quickly descended into a fisticuff. A closer look showed that one of the players from the Philippines team appeared to have shoved an Australian player with his elbow. This, in turn, caused one of the assaulted Australian player’s teammate to retaliate against the Filipino aggressor.

Incidentally, a violent chain of events ensued and the court was quickly filled with players from both teams rushing to join the fray. Even some players who were benched had to join the brawl. The result was rather catastrophic, with the Australian players seemingly suffering the brunt of the physical incident.

Photo by YouTube/ZA17

One player from Australia named Chris Goulding can even be seen curling on the floor as several Filipino players ganged up on him. Luckily, the Chief Executive of the Australian team stated that their players suffered some bruises but were otherwise alright.

Despite the apparent provocation coming from the Filipino team, however, fans and viewers of the actual match have been tweeting that trouble was already brewing long before the brawl even began. Some even pointed fingers at the Australian team for name-calling and racist slurs against the Filipino team. Here are some of their tweets:

You be the judge. We do hope that both teams recover from the repercussions of their actions.

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Natividad Sidlangan
Sid was born, did some stuff, then decided to become a writer. He is now on a quest to farm some accolades and life experiences so that he can boast about them in his online 'about yourself' page. So far, the only thing he was able to boast about is a handlebar mustache.

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