Being an avid basketball fan, a TNT contestant's statement prompted Vice Ganda to mention the brawl at FIBA.
Team Philippines and team Australia's brawl at the FIBA qualifying round on Monday has been making headlines around the world that it did not slip under the radar of basketball fan Vice Ganda, who mentioned the incident in a segment of "It's Showtime."
In an interview with "Tawag Ng Tanghalan" contestant Rhea Velarde, the topic of fighting for someone was brought up. Rhea shared that she joined TNT because her husband was "gonged" in the competition. "Kaya po ako sumali para po maipaglaban ko po 'yung nangyari sa kanya," Rhea said.
This prompted Vice Ganda to relate Rhea's situation to what happened between team Philippines and team Australia at FIBA.
"So ginawa niyo lang 'yun dahil ipaglalaban niyo... Parang mga basketball players lang din 'yan. Kailangan lang nilang ipaglaban ang mga ka-team nila. So parang ikaw din kailangan mo rin ipaglaban ang asawa mo," Vice said.
The comedian then asked Rhea how she will fight for her husband, joking, "Mambabato ka rin ba ng upuan?"
"Hindi po. Gagawin ko po yung best ko para hindi po ako ma-gong," Rhea replied.
Watch the segment below: