PBA Spider-Man incident stirs up social media storm

Published May 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

by Waylon Galvez

The Spider-Man incident that marred Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals series between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok got mixed reactions not just here in the country but also from different parts of the world – including the NBA world.

A fan dressed as Spiderman abruptly enters the court during the fourth quarter of game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and the Magnolia Hotshots at the Smart Araneta Coliseum (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
A fan dressed as Spiderman abruptly enters the court during the fourth quarter of game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and the Magnolia Hotshots at the Smart Araneta Coliseum (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz was the first to react among NBA players regarding the infamous incident when a man in Spider-Man costume entered the playing court with less than four minutes left in the game.

Mitchell, who uses the name ‘Spida’ on his social media platforms Twitter and Instagram, reposted videos of the incident with a caption.

“Real one,” Mitchell said as he added emojis of a spider and a web. The post has received almost 20 thousand likes and 3,500 retweets.

Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young also posted on his Twitter handle @TheTraeYoung and tagged Mitchell.

“@spidadmitchell Quit interrupting games like this,” said Young.

Popular webpage Ball Is Life also posted on its Twitter account, saying: “Spiderman crashed the #PBAFinals!”

The man in Spider-Man costume has already been identified, and his name is Paolo Felizarta, while his alleged accomplice is Flenn John Lola.

Felizarta accidentally ran into SMB center June Mar Fajardo, who fell on the floor as he got hit in the jaw.

 
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