UP exec slammed the call to wear black for UAAP Finals: "Wearing black or a black shirt is a STUPID idea!" - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, December 1, 2018

UP exec slammed the call to wear black for UAAP Finals: "Wearing black or a black shirt is a STUPID idea!"



On Saturday, University of the Philippines (UP) Executive Vice President Ted Herbosa slammed the call to wear black to the first game of the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Finals.
University of the Philippines (UP) Executive Vice President Ted Herbosa / Photo from his Facebook account

In a Facebook post, Herbosa said that the call made by the student councils from UP and Ateneo de Manila was “stupid.”

Wearing black shirt is Stupid

"Wearing black or a black shirt is a STUPID idea! Pag natalo tayo eh di sasabihin ng Ateneans 'kaya pala naka black .... naka luksa!'! Talo!" Herbosa said.

Herbosa explained that maroon and green are the official colors of UP and branded those who would choose to wear black as lacking UP spirit.

"Lets wear maroon and green! Those are the official UP colors! Yung hindi sumonod walang UP Spirit! 

Lets Support the UP Fighting Maroons in their fight!

UP Naming Mahal! UP Fight!

UAAP ‘81 Men’s Basketball Championship ! Atin ito!”



In another post, he said that the game between UP and Ateneo shouldn't be used by "freeloaders" for their "agenda."

Other's Agenda disrespect the UPMBT

"This is not the place and time. This is Basketball. Bakit nakikisali ang agenda ng iba? Such disrespect for the UPMBT who fought tooth and nail to get here! This is their Show not you freeloaders!” he said.

An hour before the match, Herbosa used the hashtag #notoblack to further condemn the proposed campaign to unite against violence, impunity and misogyny.
UP basketball players / Photo from Inquirer

"Those who wear black are showing their disrespect for the hard work that these #16strong did the whole season. The UP Figthing Maroons worked hard to get to the UAAP Finals! This is their show and this is their time!" he said.

Read his full post below:

"Im wearing maroon. This is not the place and time. This is Basketball. Bakit nakikisali ang agenda ng iba? Such disrespect for the UPMBT who fought tooth and nail to get here! This is their Show not you freeloaders!

UP MBT this is your Spotlight! Let noone take that stage away from you! Sports teaches us life lessons.

“The most important thing in sports is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." Olympics"



Source: Facebook