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Ginebra fans vent ire on GlobalPort players after sudden-death playoff

Some Ginebra fans allegedly threw coins at GlobalPort's Jay Washington after their game. PBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Even some Ginebra fans apparently did not like how their favorite club's PBA Philippine Cup campaign ended.

The said spectators booed and even threw coins at a couple of GlobalPort players outside the Mall of Asia Arena following the latter's 84-83 win-or-go-home quarterfinal game on Sunday night that was highlighted by a controversial apparent non-call in the end.

Eye witnesses claimed that the fans first expressed their angst on Jay Washington, who was about to drive his way back home.

The sources also said the fans later turned their attention on Terrence Romeo when he was also about to leave.

However, the witnesses claimed that unlike the swingman, who just said, "See you next conference," the spitfire guard raised a dirty finger to the fans.

Romeo insisted that he did not let his middle finger do the talking.

"Hindi ako nag-dirty finger. Nagturo lang ako kasi pinagbabato kami ng bottle of water and barya," Romeo said on his Facebook account.

The hard-fought overtime game took a bizarre turn in the dying moments as the referees appeared to have overlooked on a five-second ball-hogging violation on Stanley Pringle.

Coach Tim Cone fumed at the table officials regarding what he thought was a missed call.

Ginebra was given until 12 p.m. Monday to decide if the club will put the said match under protest.

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