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    Manny Pangilinan hits out at officiating at end of Talk 'N Text loss to SMB in Game Two

    Dec 21, 2014
    Talk 'N Text owner Manny V. Pangilinan is obviously not happy with the officiating. Jerome Ascano

    FROM his regular seat at ringside, Manny V. Pangilinan obviously didn't like how Game Two of the Talk 'N Text-San Miguel Beer series was called by the referees.

    The Talk 'N Text owner was quick on the buttons at the end of the Beermen's 87-81 victory over the Tropang Texters on Sunday night, adding to the growls over the officiating with a straight-forward tweet.

    "We can't win these games with bad referee calls," he tweeted on his official Twitter account @iammvp.

    Complaints from Talk 'N Text supporters about the officiating filled social media just minutes after the win that gave SMB a 2-0 lead in a PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series pitting the flagship teams of the two biggest ownerships in the league.

    There were a number of crucial calls which TnT supporters went against them, none bigger than the out-of-bounds play involving Larry Fonacier and June Mar Fajardo which went the Beermen's way.

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    League officials cannot be reached for comment at posting time.

    [See Uichico on dismay over calls: 'A given when you're playing against SMB group']

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