Francis Zamora commended the San Juan Police for swift action to the scene upon getting the report that a Jose Rizal University player snapped and threw punches in the middle of an NCAA basketball game last Tuesday, November 8.
“Our police personnel from Substation 4 of the San Juan City Police Station were quick to respond upon learning of the incident. It happened so fast, all within around 1 minute and 26 seconds from the start of the confrontation until one player was escorted by security out of the court,” the mayor said.
“As Mayor and as a former athlete and basketball player, I strongly condemn the violence that happened, which was contrary to the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie fostered by sporting events such as this,” the politiko added. “Regardless of the intense emotions from the game and provocation from others, athletes are expected to maintain proper decorum at all times and show grace under pressure.”
Zamora said no formal criminal complaints have been filed before the local police, but said the San Juan City Police Station is ready to accommodate petitioners.
“The law shall prevail in our Makabagong San Juan!,” he added.