MANILA, Philippines — Choco Mucho has denounced viral videos and malicious posts accusing the Flying Titans of being snobs during their vacation in Boracay.
Management on Monday night released a statement defending its players after a video captured by a fan, who was greeting them as they boarded the shuttle, went viral with the team described as “snobs”.
“Recently, the team went to Boracay to rest after a busy year with heartbreaking endings. A video clip of that trip went viral, with netizens describing some of our players as snobs who lacked “good manners and proper behaviour,” the group wrote.
Some of the players in the video are Deanna Wong, Importer Odina Aliyeva, Maddie Madayag, Cherry Nunag and Caitlyn Viray. Bea De Leon is the lone flying Titan who nods to fans, while the others are seen walking straight in the seconds-long video.
Choco Mucho claims that their players are still serving the fans during their holiday, following a three-term season of the 2022 English Premier League Volleyball Championship where they missed the semi-finals of the last two tournaments. best.
Statement by the management of the Choco Mucho Flying Titans team on the Boracay issue
Read the full statement below: pic.twitter.com/9hQRXzdUCv
– Choco Mucho Flying Giants (@CMFlyingTitans) December 5, 2022
“Unfortunately, what’s not included in the viral clip are other videos online that show the players acknowledging and talking to fans, while taking selfies and videos with them while trying to take a break. break,” said the management.
Celebrity and broadcaster Kuya Kim shared the video and said: “This team should be advised that serving the fans is a responsibility, otherwise, stay out of the public eye and play in private. It was an unpleasant but sad sight. I hope they are advised by their sponsors to do the right thing in public.”
The group condemned posts that put their players and franchises down, saying “fans know women who are warm, respectful, appreciative and tolerant.”
“While we acknowledge that our team could have handled that particular encounter in video better, we do denounce malicious posts that put players, our team, and our company in the dark. We encountered something bad. Posting these allusions only brings negativity to our volleyball community and puts the health of our athletes in jeopardy,” said Choco Mucho. “We thank the fans for their support of the team and respect the players. Together, let’s develop the sport of volleyball with an atmosphere of mutual respect.”
The Flying Titans had a tough 2022 PVL season as they finished fourth in the Open Conference and missed out on the semi-finals of the Invitationals and Reinforced Conference, where both lost in the final knockouts leaving them out. out of the dispute.
Choco Mucho also had to undergo sudden adjustments in the end-of-season tournament when the coach Oliver Almadro resigned mid-conference to focus on the Ateneo women’s volleyball program, handing over responsibility to assistant Edjet Mabbayad.
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