Coach Bo still suspended for three games as UP appeal denied

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 04, 2019 04:49 PM
Coach Bo still suspended for three games as UP appeal denied
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It's final - the University of the Philippines will be without head coach Bo Perasol to start the second round of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament.

The league office has denied the Diliman-based school's appeal and has decided with finality that coach Bo has been suspended for three games.

According to the UAAP, replay reviews showed Perasol uttering harsh words towards referee Jaime Rivano and that, on his way back to the locker room, the former pointed an accusing and threatening finger at the latter.

Last Tuesday, the league office meted out the disciplinary action while a day later, UP filed a motion for reconsideration.

All this, in light of what happened during the match-up between the Fighting Maroons and Ateneo de Manila University last Sunday.

There, at the 6:23 mark of the third quarter, Coach Bo was seen rushing at referee Rivano and was apparently vehemently opposing a supposed non-call on Ange Kouame's defensive stop on Jerson Prado.

Not long after, he was pushed back to the bench by his players, but also headed to the locker room, already aware his action would have him thrown out of the game.

Indeed, the fourth-year head coach incurred two technical fouls for "unsportsmanlike favor."

As such, he got an automatic one-game suspension due to his ejection.

Two additional game bans were then given after Perasol's "continuous flagrant acts of aggression" towards the game official.

The fourth-year head coach will serve the three-game suspension in State U's games against Far Eastern University on October 6, University of the East on October 12, and University of Sto. Tomas on October 16.

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