UAAP suspends 3 refs after Adamson’s protest in Final 4 loss vs La Salle

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The UAAP has suspended the three referees who worked the Adamson-La Salle UAAP Final Four game last Saturday after the Falcons filed a protest due to “unfair and biased” officiating.

Adamson, which lost the game 82-75 to bow out of the tournament, lamented the huge free throw discrepancy in the game. The Falcons were awarded five free throws and drew 12 fouls. The Green Archers attempted 39 free throws and drew 33 fouls.

“The statistics do not lie. Watching it either live or on television reveals a dubious officiating by the referees, all in favor of La Salle and prejudicial to Adamson,” Fr. Aldrin Suan of Adamson wrote in a letter addressed to UAAP commissioner Rebo Saguisag.

In response, Saguisag said that referees Enan Alejo, Ian Borbe, and Mollie de Luna have been immediately suspended following an emergency meeting after the game. Two of them were “strongly recommended for being banned for the rest of the season”.

However, a replay of the game has been ruled out.