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Coach Perasol welcomes passionate UP crowd

MANILA, Philippines – The fans of the University of the Philippines (UP) made sure that they were heard on Sunday, when they felt that the Fighting Maroons were getting the short end of the stick in terms of officiating.

In the third quarter of their UAAP Season 80 game against Adamson University, the UP fans showered the game officials with chants of "luto, luto" as the Soaring Falcons began to break the game open.

UP coach Bo Perasol had nothing but love for their passionate fans. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
They expressed their unhappiness at virtually every call, hurled curses at the referees every time they blew their whistles, and clapped sarcastically whenever an Adamson player trooped to the free throw line.

Towards the end of the third frame, a UP fan had to be escorted out of the patron section after he was caught throwing a balled-up piece of paper onto the court. The fan later said that he simply got carried away, as he believed that none of the calls were going their way.

He wasn't alone in his anger. Former UP courtside reporter Niña Alvia unleashed a series of increasingly irate tweets, saying that it was "the worst officiated UAAP game I have ever watched," even offering to show video evidence of unfair calls.

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/11/05/17/coach-perasol-welcomes-passionate-up-crowd

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