"Eh gusto naming ipakita sa tao na mali talaga ang ilang tawag. And I'm sure nakita nila (fans) na lugi talaga kami," said Mondragon as the team governor backs Guiao's action
Before the ‘partial walkout’, Rain Or Shine Head Coach Yeng Guaio already knew that what he will going to do will have consequences.
THE PBA has summoned Rain or Shine officials for a meeting on Thursday after what league officials called a ‘partial walkout’ done by the Elasto Painters in Game Six of the Philippine Cup Finals against San Mig Coffee.
PBA media bureau chief Willy Marcial said the league has summoned team governor Atty. Memerto Mondragon and team manager Boy Lapid to 10:30 a.m. meeting following the Elasto Painters’ near walkout at the onset of the second quarter on Wednesday.
The summon came after the entire Rain or Shine squad led by Guiao headed back to the locker room in protest over what it felt was 'unfair officiating' before being prevailed upon to return to the court.
Marcial said there is actually provision in the league's by-laws that slaps a team P2 million for a ‘partial walkout,’ the league's term for the action of a team that walked out but eventually returned to the court.
Red Bull was slapped with a P500,000 for its walkout in the 2006 Philippine Cup semifinals against San Miguel even though the team returned to finish the game.
Incidentally, Guiao was also the head coach of the Red Bull squad.
Rain or Shine is ready to face the consequences of its 'walkout', officials said on Wednesday.
Team governor Atty Mert Mondragon bared they won't be surprised by a sanction from the league after the Painters staged what the PBA termed a 'partial walkout' in protest of what they felt was unfair officiating.
"Eh gusto naming ipakita sa tao na mali talaga ang ilang tawag. And I'm sure nakita nila (fans) na lugi talaga kami," said Mondragon.
Asked if they are ready to face Commissioner Chito Salud, Mondragon was firm in his stand.
"Oo, ready kami humarap kay Kume. Kahit buong team pa pupunta kami," he added.
Rain or Shine team manager Boy Lapid bared that they felt the team was at the losing end of officiating which led to an early blowout lead by San Mig.
"Grabe naman kasi yung tawagan. May mga pwedeng let go, pipituhan pa sa amin," said Lapid.
A Rain or Shine source told Spin.ph that three straight fouls called on the team in the latter part of the first period pushed coach Yeng Guiao to call his men to the dugout.
The team insiders said offensive foul whistled against Jeff Chan, JR Quinahan and Ryan Arana infuriated Guiao, who pointed out that they were assessed seven fouls against San Mig's three at that point.
"Let's go," said Guiao to his players who immediately followed him to the dugout at the start of the second period.
Rain or Shine assistant coach Ricky Umayam bared the walkout wasn't planned.
"Hindi planado yun. Talagang nainis lang kami sa tawagan parang nakapabor kasi eh," said the soft-spoken assistant.
Meanwhile fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum treated the walk out as added spice to the already exciting finals matchup.
--- with reports from Spin.ph
"Eh gusto naming ipakita sa tao na mali talaga ang ilang tawag. And I'm sure nakita nila (fans) na lugi talaga kami," said Mondragon as the team governor backs Guiao's action Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 2/27/2014 Rating: