by Daryl Lagos, Azkals United
The Philippines came from behind to win a historic spot in the Semi-Finals of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012.
Proud Filipinos celebrated this win but this TV news anchor spilled his gut on his morning show on national TV stating racist comments towards the players of the Philippine NAtional Football Team.
”Di naman sila mga Filipino, nagpapanggap lang na kayumangi...”
Slandered a way to weave himself to his biased point that the Azkals are "Sex offenders:...
"Alam naman nila yung mga sexcapades ng bawat isa..kung sino ang ngpepenecilin.."
A tag-line of GMA 7 News is
" walang kinilingan, walang pinoprotektahan, serbisyong totoo lamang "
" Nothing is Favored, Nothing is Protected, No Lies, True Service Only "
I think GMA 7 can very well discipline this anchor for misleading public opinions towards a sensitive issue that has yet to be proven.
In addition to this are the comments raised of the eligibility of these football heroes and insulting the feelings of their family, supporters and friends.
ESPN fired an employee, suspends an anchor after insulting racial reference to rookie New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin which goes to show that ESPN cared about the viewers who got offended by a racist remark on an athlete.
I don't think GMA 7 should treat this lightly because if they do, it only goes to show how they try to protect its anchors biased opinions, favoring a party of the accuser and letting them play around sensitive issues.
These people who are in National TV should be responsible enough on their words and to not arrogantly speak about their one-sided thoughts plus the fact they have not even had the chance to speak thoroughly with any from the AZKALS party.
Then there are the comments to the female supporters that jump because the team has good looking players...I smell personal insecurity there, I thought u were trying to speak your mind of respecting females, while in this very fact you insulted them right on?
Neil Etheridge tweeted :
" So let me get this straight... Are people trying to say that my mums not Filipino? So I shouldn't play? Thought WE were a proud country? "
"....frustrating when we pour our hearts out and play with our hearts in our sleeves when we play all for the country "
Cesca Litton Tweeted :
" If we go by Arnold Clavio's definition of "Filipino" as being "lumaki dito" and "kayumanggi" then we just lost millions of people."
Angel Locsin Tweeted :
" I think arnold clavio's a good person. But this time, sobrang foul lang. That's his opinion. This is mine. Madali lang sumira ng reputasyon, mahirap ibalik. Konting sensitivity lang sana.."
Bob Guerrero Tweeted :
" Mr Clavio I dare u to tell the moms of our filfor players to their faces that their sons hav no ryt to call themselves Pinoys. #ArnoldClavio "
I feel sad personally for the FILIPINA mothers of these players because of the foolish statements uttered by these ignorant news anchors.
GMA 7 should fire if not suspend your ignorance.
at the start of the video, the female news anchor even said "..Dapat masampolan..."
Dapat po yata kayo ang sampolan.
Azkals United Cause: Fire if not suspend Arnold Clavio of GMA 7 and we demand a Public Apology from the UH Anchors.
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