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Santos takes valuable life lessons after 'eventful' Finals series

by Reynald Magallon, August 17, 2019 11:00pm

San Miguel beer forward Arwind Santos may have took a lesser role and minutes in their recent championship run but the outspoken forward bared that he got the most valuable life lessons after the eventful six-game series.

Santos went controversial after Game Five of their titular series after his not a few observers pointed out his apparent racial slur against TNT import Terrence Jones that was caught on television. The lanky forward came under fire from fans, other players and even some officials. Jones took offense and Santos got penalized by the league.

"Isa iyong lesson na natutunan ko na di ko makakalimutan. At the same time inaccept ko siya na parang lesson sa akin ni Lord 'yung na minsan mataas ka kailangang ibaba, umulit para magsimula para harapin mo yung mga ganung sitwasyon na wag mong kakalimutan na lagi Siyang nandyan,"

Santos posted an apology to his official twiiter account the next day before personally apologizing to Jones before the start of the Game Six of their championship series.

"'Marami ako natutunan sa taon na ito na babaunin ko sa pagtanda ko. Lahat naman naniniwala ako na lahat ng tao sa mundo may puso yan ako willing naman ako bumaba, mas mababa pa para magsorry lang, aminado naman ako na mali ako," continued Santos.

The lanky forward finally got the sigh of relief on Friday night after Jones accepted his apology saying that he just want Santos to respect him, which the latter admitted that it was a huge mistake on his part.

"I'm a human being I just want him to the respect me as a person, as a father, as a black man. I'm here to represent my family. I'm not saying anything bad on anybody else's culture so that's all I'm saying," said Jones.

For Santos, Jones forgiveness was an extra reason to be happy after collecting his ninth championship in the league.

"Masayang masaya ako hindi lang sa championship but yung peace of mind bago maglaro kanina."

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