ATENEO coach Bo Perasol is leaving it to management on what actions to take following a spat with a La Salle supporter shortly after the UAAP men’s basketball game between the longtime rivals on Sunday.
Witnesses said Perasol was heckled by the DLSU fan while he was on his way out of the Smart-Araneta Coliseum playing court and on the way to the dugout following the Eagles’ heartbreaking 66-64 loss.
Perasol was about to charge at the fan who was at the patron section but was pacified by his coaching staff, witnesses said.
The Ateneo mentor confirmed he was shouted at by a fan but said he will not complain personally to the league about the incident.
“Hindi na (ako magre-reklamo). Bahala na ang Ateneo. Ang importante sa akin, nakita ko siya at natanong ko kung bakit niya ginawa ‘yun,” said Perasol later.
The former PBA coach said the fan’s attitude was uncalled for, prompting him to react that way.
“Kung ikaw, pupuntahan ka sa dinadaanan mo, may sasabihin ka, tinawag mo pa pangalan ko, Perasol ganoon. Parang na-agitate, anong klaseng tao ito? Siya lang naman mag-isa (ang gumagawa nun),” Perasol recalled.
“Akala niya kung sino ang puwede niyang ganunin. Nagkamali siya ng sinasabihan niya,” he added.
Perasol was slapped with a technical foul at the one minute mark of the game when he crossed the court to complain to the referees, leading to Almond Vosotros hitting two free throws for a 63-59 lead La Salle.
The Archers eventually won the game by two points on a late Jeron Teng twinner.