Published: Mon, July 02, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Huge brawl erupts after Aussie basketballer hit by 'disgusting' act

Huge brawl erupts after Aussie basketballer hit by 'disgusting' act

A FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers game between the Philippines and Australia came to a shocking and terrifying conclusion midway through the third quarter when a bench-clearing brawl broke out, resulting in the ejection of 13 players.

Tensions boiled over with four minutes remaining in the third quarter with players and officials from both sides, plus a number of unruly fans, flooding the court at the Philippine Arena on Monday night (Tuesday NZ Time).

Once referees regained control over the chaos, a tape of the brawl was reviewed and a total of 13 players were ejected from the game, nine of which were from the Philippines.

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Maker, Daniel Kickert, Nathan Sobey, and Chris Goulding were all ejected for Australia.

Some Philippines players actually posed for selfies after the fight. After a physical sequence, RR Pogoy shoved Australia's Chris Goulding to the floor.

The game ended in 89-53 win for Australia, "but thoughts are with the safety of all players", Basketball Australia said on Twitter.

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In a weird aftermath, the game resumed after the fight and ejections with five Boomers and three opponents, then eventually had to be called off when two of the Philippines players intentionally fouled out.

One Aussie player appeared to be hit by a chair, and the fans threw debris on the court as the fight escalated. We are hosting this game, and this is basketball.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has opened disciplinary proceedings against both sides. "But of course, it's an unfortunate incident, we don't want these things to happen". The game continued with just three players from the Philippines before it was eventually called off when two more of their players fouled out.

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Australia has already apologized for its role in the unfortunate incident and said that it will await whatever penalties will be handed out.

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