With the controversial finish for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Philippine Cup campaign, the team’s boisterous crowd show their disgust by throwing coins to the court.
Some media people were caught in the line of fire as some reports confirm that some courtside photographers were hit by the head by huge 5-peso coins.
Furthermore, there were reports that Globalport’s forward, Jay Washington – including his family were being harassed with coin-throwing.
For the record Jay had his wife and kid with them who had to dodge coins also..but a little trolling makes it ok to throw coins at kids..smh
— Rob Reyes (@theREALrob22) December 27, 2015
With that, there had been reports that Jay Washington mocked the Ginebra fans on his way out to make them more angry.
Jay Washington opened his car window and shouted, "Better luck next conference!" as they drove away from angry fans. @gmanews
— Marisse Panaligan (@marspanaligan) December 27, 2015
Former Gilas Pilipinas player, Terrence Romeo – who had 23 points for Globalport – was not also spared as sources said that his car was being thrown coins of different sizes.
In a conflicting report, Romeo thrown out a dirty finger to the fans that made the Ginebra fans more upset.
Romeo reportedly flashed a dirty finger to Ginebra fans.
— FireTatang (@FireTatang) December 27, 2015
Romeo’s teammate, Stanley Pringle was quick to defend to everyone that Romeo never did such profane actions via twitter.
Amidst the chaos brought by angered Ginebra fans, Romeo and Joe Devance of Barangay Ginebra tried to calm down the unruly fans.
Grabe walang batuhan ng piso sayang yun pera rin po yun 😂✌️ sports lang po.
— Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) December 27, 2015
Hey Ginebra Fans i hope its not true of the news of vandalizing globalport players cars and harassing them. They did their job and we didnt
— joe devance (@jdv_38) December 27, 2015
Still, Ginebra is said to file for a protest after the controversial ball-hugging incident during the final seconds of the overtime period. The PBA gave them until 12nn of December 28 (Monday ET) to put in black and white their concerns regarding the referee’s non-call.