by Jonas Terrado
Commissioner Willie Marcial admitted his disappointment towards the way the officiating has been handled in the two best-of-seven semifinal series of the PBA Philippine Cup.
Marcial didn’t hesitate when he rated his pool of referees’ performance in the semis showdowns pitting San Miguel Beer against Phoenix Pulse and Magnolia opposite Rain or Shine marred by increased physicality and multiple fines.
“Sa referees hindi ako masaya sa point na ito kasi dapat nagpepeak na sila kaso madaming missed calls,” Marcial said during Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Amelie Hotel in Manila.
“Sabi ko nga nakikita kong foul, ba’t di nagiging foul. Minsan sa angulo, lalo na sa transition pero di dapat dahil yun, dapat nakikita yun,” he added.
The SMB-Phoenix series has seen a total of P60,000 worth of fines for multiple offenses.