BARANGAY Ginebra fans took to social media to put the heat on San Miguel Corp. sports director Noli Eala, who they blame for the recent turmoil in the Kings camp that saw coach Alfrancis Chua resign on Monday.
The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (Never Say Die) Facebook fan page, which boasts of more than 18,000 followers, called for the resignation of Eala, whom they accused of ruining the camaraderie of the PBA’s most popular ballclub with the recent coaching changes and player trades.
Eala, however, took to Twitter to respond to the negative comments he’s been receiving, saying bashers are `barking up the wrong tree.’
“Certainly don't appreciate all d hate I'm receiving, mostly unfair. Frankly many haters are barking up d wrong tree. Still life goes on,” Eala wrote on his Twitter account @NoliEala.
The former PBA commissioner added, “Bashing people first then demanding an explanation after is so unfair. All this hate bec some people believe stories based on conjecture.”
Majority of Ginebra fans believed the surprising decision of Chua to resign from his post has something to do with the coaching rigodon effected within teams under the San Miguel Corp. umbrella.
Part of the coaching changes saw the reassigning of former Ginebra assistant coaches Allan Caidic and Juno Sauler to La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP, and replacing them with ex-Petron deputy Jorge Gallent, former Petron head coach Ato Agustin, and current University of the East mentor Boycie Zamar.
One fan said on the popular Ginebra Facebook fan page: “Haters daw ang fans ng Ginebra anu mssbi nyo kay Eala? Helo sir mahiya ka naman magresign k na sa Ginebra ung SMC at Petron dun k nlang ayw na sayo ng mga tga Barangay wag naman kapalmuks.”