Naglabas na ng statement ang BaliPure Purest Water Defenders management matapos ang ilang araw sa insidente sa pagitan ni import Danijela Dzakovic at libero Jewelle Bermillo.
“In as much as we respect everyone’s opinion on the matter, we would like to ask that the team’s privacy likewise be respected as to how we deal with the issue internally. At the same time, we would like to beg everyone’s indulgence and understanding to see the whole side of the story and not blow the incident out of proportion,” sabi ni BaliPure team manager Paolo Turno sa statement.
Mabilis naging viral ang pambabatok ni Dzakovic kay Bermillo sa laban nila kontra Creamline noong Hunyo 29 na umani ng samu’t saring reaksyon sa mga fan at pati na rin sa ilang balibolista.
“What was not seen was how she cried in the dugout after the game and sought the forgiveness of her teammates, the coaching staff and the management. And what was not seen by people, other than those in the dugout, was that it was Ms. Bermillo who was the first one to approach Ms. Dzakovic to console her, to tell her everything was forgiven, and to wipe her tears away,” ayon pa sa pahayag ng team.
“Ms. Bermillo, together with the rest of Team BaliPure Women’s Volleyball Team, would like to beg everyone’s indulgence to refrain from castigating, insulting, name-calling, and bashing Ms. Dzakovic. Rather, we would like everyone to forgive her and extend some compassion as she has sincerely apologized for her actions and behavior.”
Umalis na sa bansa si Dzakovic nitong Linggo matapos mangulelat sa 0-10 record ang kanyang koponan sa Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference.