BARAKO Bull coach Bong Ramos has been summoned to appear before league commissioner Chito Salud on Friday for his post-game rant against the referees following the Energy’s heart-breaking 88-90 loss to San Mig on Tuesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
PBA media bureau chief Willy Marcial confirmed Ramos’ appearance before Salud on Wednesday, saying the Barako Bull mentor will be asked to explain his side for comments made to Spin.ph on Tuesday night that the officiating in the Barako-San Mig game was "the worst I had seen in my career."
Ramos will be the second PBA coach summoned by Salud this season after Rain or Shine’s Yeng Guiao, who got in hot water on November 27 after being caught on camero flashing a dirty finger at the referees during the team’s 84-97 loss to Barangay Ginebra.
The fiery E-Painters mentor waived the appearance before Salud and was slapped with a fine of not more than P10,000.
Shortly after Tuesday’s loss, Barako Bull’s fifth straight since opening the season with a 2-0 record, Ramos launched a tirade against officiating as he pointed out that the Mixers were given 29 free throws in the final period alone, compared to the Energy’s 17 foul shots the entire game.
In all, San Mig made 29 out of 44 free-throw attempts while Barako made 14 of their total 17 charities.