Our Gilas Pilipinas players are expected to receive sanctions or punishments from the FIBA Disciplinary Panel. But the worst is, even SBP or the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas might also get some punishments for the brawl happened between our Gilas Pilipinas and Australia match last July 2, 2018 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

LOOK: List of 4 Punishments SPB might receive from FIBA

See the list of sanctions below FIBA might issue against SBP.

LOOK: List of 4 Punishments SBP might receive from FIBA

Under FIBA Internal Regulations, Book 1, Paragraph 149, the responsibility for ensuring the proper behavior of the public lies with the hosting national member federation. That’s SBP. So, when the crowd engages in unsportsmanlike behavior towards players and coaches, it’s our very own SBP that will be sanctioned.

Unsportsmanlike behavior by the public include:

1. Inciting violence against players, coaches, and supporters (like throwing a chair!),
2. Throwing of objects which may or may not cause injury (like throwing a chair!),
3. Endangering and/or threatening players and coaches, and
4. Entrance of unauthorized persons into the playing court before, during, or after the game.

If the game is interrupted, then it’ll be considered an aggravating circumstance that’ll increase the penalty on the host.

The sanctions FIBA can slap on the SBP are pretty scary. Some of the sanctions are the following:

1. Full or partial venue closure (which may affect future games in the Philippines),
2. Playing of a game in a different city or country,
3. Prohibition on registering new players (which may affect the Gilas roster, considering the suspensions that’ll come up),
4. Disqualification from a competition in progress and/or exclusion from future competitions (which is huge, especially if SBP is disqualified from the World Cup Qualifications and even the World Cup).

Possible FIBA Sanctions from Gilas v. Boomers, the Basketbrawl in Bulacan
FIBA Internal Regulations

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