Is This The Worst Basketball Brawl In The World?

Is This The Worst Basketball Brawl In The World?

Is This The Worst Basketball Brawl In The World?

Two of those players quickly fouled out, leaving one Philippines player on the court, which forced the officials to call the game with Australia winning 89-53.

A wild brawl has seen Australia's FIBA World Cup qualifying clash with the Philippines abandoned early, after no fewer than 13 players were ejected from the match.

As the Filipino bench emptied, wild punches were thrown, kicks launched and objects thrown, including a courtside chair in a shocking incident that will have repercussions for both teams once an investigation by the worldwide basketball federation (FIBA) is concluded.

In a statement following the brawl, Basketball Australia chief executive Anthony Moore condemned the incident and said that the Boomers would accept the consequences. "We don't play the game in that spirit. We apologize to our fans and will await the penalties to be handed down", added Moore.

A mass brawl erupted at an global basketball match between the Philippines and Australia on Monday, with players trading flying kicks and punches in extraordinary scenes which stunned onlookers. Filipino cager RR Pogoy pushed Australian Chris Goulding on a drive that led to the retaliation of Daniel Kickert which ignited the brawl. "We have briefed our lawyers on that as you would expect us to do as a national federation on a matter like this but that's something we'll address in the fullness of time".

"The way in which we want the game to be projected is severely compromised". After losing nine players to ejections, the Philippines only had three players still eligible for play.

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He said the incident has elevated their awareness of security for the team as they play global games in the future.

"We absolutely refute that. Let's respect also the decision that will come out from the referees".

Scheduled post-match press conferences for both teams were cancelled in the aftermath of the incident.

The Sudanese-born Australian took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to issue an apology, stating his actions were borne out of a desire to protect himself and his teammates.

The incident started when Goulding, who scored a game-high 20 points, was felled when struck by Philippines guard Roger Pogoy off the ball.

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