Rendon Labador to Coach Elvis Tolentino’s Treatment of Players “Respeto sa mga atleta”

Rendon Labador Slams Coach Elvis Tolentino’s Over Harsh Treatment to Players

The motivational speaker Rendon Labador reacts to Marikina Shoemasters’ head coach Elvis Flores Tolentino’s treatment of his players.

Elvis Flores Tolentino, head coach of the Marikina Shoemasters, has found himself at the center of a social media storm following an incident during a Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) game on June 27, 2023.

Tolentino was seen berating one of his players, Felipe Chavez, in the viral video, which was called just 14 seconds before the game’s end.

Rendon Labador

The argument quickly became physical, with Tolentino striking Chavez in the stomach, causing the Marikina point guard to squirm in pain. Marikina Shoemasters were defeated by Pasig City MCW Sports with a total score of 66-71.

Social media users reacted quickly, encouraging MPBL officials and the Marikina Shoemasters organization to take urgent action against Tolentino for his violent outburst. Tolentino is not only a coach but also a public politician working as a Marikina City councilor, which adds to the severity of the issue.

Netizens demanded that the Marikina City Government conduct an investigation into the incident, labeling Tolentino’s actions unethical and inappropriate. The public’s concern was not limited to basketball, as this episode had broader ramifications for sportsmanship, player safety, and the behavior of those in positions of authority.

Rendon Labador

One popular personality, Rendon Labador, stepped forward to express his strong opposition to Tolentino’s treatment of his players. Labador emphasized the importance of respecting athletes and urged the coach not to shift the blame onto his players for any shortcomings.

In a statement on social media, Labador made his stance clear: “Elvis Flores Tolentino huwag mo sana isisi ang katangahan mong mag coach sa mga players. RESPETO SA MGA ATLETA!!!”

At the time of writing, Tolentino has not issued any statement addressing the incident or the subsequent backlash. The public eagerly awaits a response, hoping for accountability and measures to ensure the safety and well-being of players under Tolentino’s guidance.

The social media users expressed their reactions to the post:

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