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PBA suspends Calvin Abueva for antics during Father's Day 'Clasico'

Calvin Abueva has been suspended for his antics last Sunday. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The PBA has dropped the hammer on Magnolia swingman Calvin Abueva for his actions during his team's Manila Clasico showdown with Ginebra on Father's Day.

The league said on Tuesday that it has slapped Abueva with a one-game suspension plus a PHP10,000 fine for his "unsportsmanlike conduct" during the said game at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

Commissioner Willie Marcial summoned Abueva to his office on Monday to explain his side of the story and the aftermath that followed from what he shouted when he quickly exited the arena and his social media post that went viral.

Abueva was called for two technical fouls for his antics on John Pinto, the second of which became more talked about overnight, in which he bumped into Pinto after he was whistled for a foul with 9:15 left in the game.

Abueva quickly changed clothes upon returning to the dugout and swiftly headed for the exits but not without him being overheard shouting "Japan! Japan! Bye PBA!"

He then took into Instagram his protest about the second technical foul, saying, "Bigyan ako ng malinis na video kung meron o wala. Kung meron man, aalis ako sa Magnolia kung mali ang tawag na yun."

Abueva has since deleted the post but not without some keen followers taking a screen capture of his rant.

Upon assessment, the penalties have been meted.

Abueva will serve his ban on Friday when the Hotshots battle the Phoenix Fuel Masters also at the MOA Arena.

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