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‘Flop Lang Yun’ Barkley Eboña turns emotional after premature ejection; fans quickly react to said claim

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It was a roller-coaster of emotions from Barkley Eboña the moment he was thrown out of the game after committing two unsportsmanlike fouls in the first half of the do-or-die stepladder matchup against UST Growling Tigers on Wednesday.

The FEU senior saw his farewell game ended prematurely when he was called for his second unsportmanlike foul after throwing an elbow on Soulemane Chabi Yo with 1:19 remaining in the second period.

Eboña, who already exhausted his five playing years with the Tamaraws, was emotional when he faced the press to explain his side.

“Para sa akin, flop lang ‘yun e. Naka-hands up lang ako tapos nung pagharap niya, biglang humiga siya then tayo kaagad. Parang ang nipis naman nun para sa thrown out agad. Matatanggap ko pa ‘yun kung foul lang ‘yun,” he pleaded.

“Masakit na hindi ko man lang nakanta ‘yung hymn namin sa last game ko. Hindi man lang ako naka-exit nang maayos. Masakit kasi siyempre alam ko senior ako e. Dapat role model ako sa team ko. Sinabi ni coach sa amin na dapat ‘yung mga seniors ‘yung hindi dapat unang mawalan ng disiplina.”

However, UAAP fans didn’t buy in to the 6-foot-5’s stand regarding the disqualifying call.


Regardless, FEU were ousted out of the playoff contention by the Tigers in a 71-81 defeat.

Eboña still finished the game with nine points and seven rebounds.