Nonito Donaire lashes out at sportswriters on Twitter and Facebook, blames media for two-year family rift

A day after ending a two-year rift with his father, boxing champ Nonito Donaire Jr. hit sportscaster Chino Trinidad, boxing analyst Manny Piñol, online writer Granville Ampong and the media on Twitter and Facebook, reports Inquirer.net. The Filipino Flash wrote yesterday, "Shut up n Leave my family alone... Keep talking n ull feel what Montiel felt. U won’t see it, ull just feel it. Sonic Boom!!"

According to PEP.ph, Donaire, his wife Rachel and his father Nonito Sr. blamed the media for blowing up the dispute among the Donaires over alleged financial squabbles. In a statement, Rachel denied that Nonito Sr. supposedly stole money from them. "It was all a misunderstanding, and it didn’t help that the media twisted and edited our words to... make us fight more."

She added, "To Chino Trinidad, Recah Trinidad, to Anthony Andales, and to Granville Ampong, you’re not gonna destroy the Donaire family. And you better go find another tsismis to go, actually, bring any more hits to your site. Because what you did was unprofessional, it’s digusting, and it’s unlike a Filipino."

Shortly after Donaire lashed out on Twitter and Facebook, Trinidad Tweeted, "Funny how Mr and Mrs Donaire are so afraid of the ghost they created.If they aint stupid enough, maybe they would know that I dont even have a byline. Maybe they can blame facebook and twitter.Nonito Jr I am nt gonna fight you atop the ring. But one thing I know I will never runaway from a good fight..."

After firing verbal barbs on Twitter, Trinidad said yesterday that he is opting not to speak about the issue anymore and leave their dispute up to God.

For more on this story, log on to Inquirer.net and PEP.ph.

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