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‘Unacceptable’: Jones asks for PBA sanction over Santos’ racist monkey taunt

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TNT import Terrence Jones condemned the racist slur of San Miguel’s Arwind Santos which happened late in the first half of San Miguel’s 99-94 Game 5 win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday night.

In an instagram post, Jones also demanded PBA to take swift actions against Santos, who was caught on camera mimicking a monkey during a play in front of the Beermen bench after Jones committed a violation.

“Swift, significant action needs to be taken by the PBA to send a STRONG, clear message that racism in any form is UNACCEPTABLE will NOT be tolerated,” said Jones in an Instagram post.

“I don’t normally post responses to negative things said about me – but as a father and a black man, this can’t be ignored.”

“I came to the PBA to play – and to share my talent – in a country where I have tremendous respect for its culture and its people. My son is of Filipino descent. I cannot and will not tolerate racial slurs and gesture.”

Santos was unapologetic of his gesture, downplaying his classless act as mere “mind games”.

But Jones, a former NBA player, refused to accept Santos’ shallow reasoning.

“This wasn’t a case of “mind games” in an athletic competition – it was racism. Period,” Jones said.

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I don’t normally post responses to negative things said about me – but as a father and a black man, this can’t be ignored. I came to the PBA to play – and to share my talent – in a country where I have tremendous respect for its culture and its people. My son is of Filipino descent. I cannot and will not tolerate racial slurs and gestures. They’re not only disrespectful to me but to my family and my race. I teach my son to be proud of who he is and to be respectful of all. This wasn’t a case of “mind games” in an athletic competition – it was racism. Period. Swift, significant action needs to be taken by the PBA to send a STRONG, clear message that racism in any form is UNACCEPTABLE will NOT be tolerated. (To read the story, click on the link in my bio⬆️)

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