Ricci Rivero’s brother draws flak over ‘Yun lang’ comment on Awra Briguela’s arrest


The brother of basketball player Ricci Rivero got into hot water after commenting on Awra Briguela’s arrest following a scuffle in Makati. 

Awra got arrested Thursday morning by the Makati police after getting involved in a physical altercation with several other bar-goers in Poblacion. 

Reacting to news of Awra being handcuffed by the police, Gelo Rivero wrote in an Instagram story: “Yun lang”. 

The said Instagram story has since been taken down but netizens were able to take screenshots of it and took to social media to call out Gelo’s remark. 

Just recently, Awra has been sharing cryptic posts that netizens believe were alluding to Gelo’s older brother Ricci who was caught in cheating allegations following his breakup with Andrea Brillantes.

Andrea and Awra are known to be close friends. 

“Grabeh tigas ng pes parang rock,” read one of Awra’s tweets amid Ricci’s recent interview on Fast Talk With Boy Abunda where he denied a third party caused his split with Andrea. 

Fellow celebrities and netizens have rallied behind Awra following his arrest, with the hashtag #Justice for Awra being a trending topic on Twitter. 

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