Racela on inadvertent whistle from ref: If you’re wrong, correct the issue

first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT governor Pato Gregorio and team manager Virgil Villavicencio complains about the inadvertent whistle to the PBA deputy director for basketball operations Eric Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT may have gotten the win in Game 4, but that won’t what coach Nash Racela thought was a glaring miscues by the referees on Wednesday night.The usually calm mentor blew a gasket midway in the second quarter when a referee blew a whistle after Alex Cabagnot stole the ball from Kelly Williams.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Naturally, the players halted to wait for the official’s verdict, but it never came as Arwind Santos leaked out to the other side and scored on the easy dunk to give San Miguel a 42-41 lead.Referees explained that it was an inadvertent whistle, infuriating the KaTropa camp, including governor Pato Gregorio and team manager Virgil Villavicencio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t know how you do that,” Racela said, as his voice turned from his usually composed to a now serious tone.Racela said that as far as he knows, plays should be halted if there is an inadvertent whistle and one team should not be allowed to take advantage of the confusion. MOST READcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Reyes welcomes help for Gilas from players like Teng China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think – I don’t know and I will ask them – but if there’s an inadvertent whistle, you need to stop them and not let them have the two points where the other team will even dunk because it’s a game-changer,” he said.Racela acknowledges that there’s no perfectly officiated game and the referees are also prone to human error, but the referees could have at least owned up to their mistakes.“I understand that sometimes, referees would commit mistakes, whether intentional or not. But, if you’re wrong, correct the issue,” he said. “We heard it from the other side in a noisy coliseum. So you should stop it and not give them the two points. I don’t know what he was thinking.”Fortunately, that call didn’t really affect the final count for the game, which ended in a 102-97 victory for TNT to equalize the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.Game 5 is on Friday, still at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img