Friday, September 30, 2005

Instant Karma

From today's Inquirer:

The game, though, turned ugly after the buzzer as La Salle assistant team manager Manny Salgado rushed onto the court and hit Santos on the back of his head. The unsportsmanlike action was caught on television.

At the very least, you have to appreciate the irony. After all, this person came from an institution which tolerated unsportsmanlike behavior by its players, in at least two separate incidents, namely, the now infamous jig of the dancing queer, and the team committing a useless foul to stop the clock, to pose for pictures.

Suddenly, we find sick pleasure in seeing idiots getting a dose of their own medicine. My friend Joy would call this schadenfreude.

In addition, the incident is now being replayed on television, cellphones, PCs, not only in the Philippines but outside the country as well, courtesy of PINOY TV (GMA7) and TFC (ABS-CBN).

Breaking News:

The gentleman just apologized on national television this morning. He said that "it is clearly in the tape that my main intention was really to pacify both Santos and (Joseph) Yeo who were really at it." Right. Pacify Yeo and Santos by bashing the latter's head.