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‘Pili na kayo sino:’ UP official threatens to harm Ateneo Blue Eagles ahead of UAAP finals game 2

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An official of the University of the Philippines has threatened to harm three members of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles days before they face off with the UP Fighting Maroons in a do or die match of the UAAP basketball tournament.

UP Board of Regents member Frederick Mikhail “Spocky” Farolan said in a Facebook post Saturday (December 1) that the Blue Eagles will not be complete for the second game of the finals, which will take place on December 5.

“Sayang hindi kumpleto ang players ng Ateneo sa Wednesday. Tatlo injured. Pili na kayo kung sinu-sino mga yon,” he said, accompanying his post with emojis of a devil.

Farolan made the comment hours after the Fighting Maroons lost to the Blue Eagles in the first game of the finals series, 88-79.

When a certain Ahmed Paglinawan remarked that Farolan’s suggestion seemed to be a job for Sigma Rho, a UP-based frat, the UP official said all fraternities within the university should unite to harm the Blue Eagles.

“Suggestion ko nga para sign of solidarity, a composite strike team of all UP frats. Tatlong players lang. Kaya na yon,” he said.

Farolan said UP-based frats could also engage in a brawl against their counterparts from ADMU.

“Old schoo suntukan lang. Walang gamit. Walang bodyguards. Good old barbaric stupid ignorant machismic hand-to-hand violence. Sa gitna mismo. Part ng half-time show. Pwede di ba?” he said.

In a subsequent comment, Farolan said the Fighting Maroons might penalized with a foul even before Wednesday’s game starts for having “rabid socmed supporters.”

“Sa technical foul, meron palang for complaining for consistent complaining and for not respecting the cooling off period,” he said.

Farolan deleted his post but quick thinking netizens already posted screen grabs of his threats against the Blue Eagles online.

On Sunday (December 2), Farolan said in a Facebook post that he was only being sarcastic about his threat.

“I posted something which might be construed as advocating violence and frat violence. To be clear, as I mentioned in a comment there, violence, especially frat-related ones are barbaric, machismo, stupid and ignorant. There was sarcasm in that comment which may not have been immediately and easily perceived by some. Anyway, deleted the post just in case some interpret it wrong,” he said.

Thinking he could make fun of his threat, Farolan added: “Though sayang talaga if any of the teams lack members this Wednesday due to injuries. Muntik nang mabawasan ng player UP dahil sa last game e. Anyway, sige focus on the good vibes na. Baka ma-technical ang UP bago pa mag-start ang laro.”