In a PBA search for a “luto” lawsuit, Hugnatan denies the charge


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SMART CLARK GIGA CITY – This extraordinary round of the PBA Philippine Cup held many surprises. In addition to the brilliance of several truly capable athletes, complaints – from understandable to unnecessary – have also grown.

Commissioner Willie Marcial said on Monday that the league was investigating a malicious complaint filed with a judge during the semi-finals of the 3rd party Barangay Ginebra and Meralco on Sunday night.

An as yet unidentified spokesman said, “Ref, lutong luto ah! (Ref, the game is obviously fake!) ”During the dormancy of the fourth period.

The suspicion was heard on national television and became the subject of many commentators engaging in sports media and even league websites.

“We are going to launch an inquiry into the matter,” Marcial told reporters by telephone. “We can’t just point people.”

“It needs to be confirmed by the judges, our desk officers, my staff and even the video team. And I haven’t heard from them yet, “he added.

A number of online viewers jumped at Bolts veteran Reynel Hugnatan and flagged him as the culprit just because he was at the end of the foul he was competing for.

“I’m OK. I know the truth, ”Hugnatan said in Filipino during a casual meeting by the hotel pool. “It simply came to our notice then. They just relied on what they saw on TV. “

Hugnathan said he was already aware of the unfair marking since Sunday night, but claims he is not interfering with it.

“It so happened that at the time I was disputing the call, I was also seen in a video (channel),” said the Bacolodian, whose accent is noticeable up close.

“Why would it bother me if that’s not true?”

“At the moment, we really can’t say what it is,” Marcial said. – It can be anyone at the moment.

“If it were someone like Tim Cone or Norman Black whose voices are different, then we could easily identify who it is.”

“But we still have (without executives),” he said. “I can’t pin it on Reynel because we don’t do that justice.”

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