Ateneo, La Salle Fans Ignore Prompt Against Duterte: 'Sports Should Not Mix With Politics'

Ateneo and La Salle supporters refused the prompt of their university officials to wear black shirts on UAAP Sunday Match in solidarity with human rights victims and as a protest against the Duterte administration for extrajudicial killings and plan for Marcos burial at the 'Libingan ng mga Bayani.

It was said that the officials of both universities called for all attendees to wear black but players, students and other people inside the MOA Arena chose to wear their school colors to support their teams- Green for La Salle and Blue for Ateneo. Only 25% of the fans wore black out of 16, 000 people inside the arena.

An Ateneo fan wore black shirt supports his school stand and said, "We don't mind wearing it, we support the call of the school."

Instead of wearing black shirt, some fans brought black items like cap and jackets but still wearing shirts of their team colors. "Yes I'm against the Marcos burial but so that we can be identified, I also wore green," a La Salle fan said.

75% of the people inside the arena wore their perspective school colors for they believe that sports should never be mixed with politics. "I'd rather show support to my team," another La Salle fan said. - Courtesy: TNP

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