MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Barako Bull forward Don Allado fired a series of angry tweets following his team's loss to the Powerade Tigers in a do-or-die game last Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Tigers held off the Energy, 99-93, to stay in the hunt for the last semi-finals slot in the PBA Governors Cup. Allado scored seven points in the contest.
In a series of tweets, Allado blasted the PBA for what he perceived as biased officiating, claiming that "PBA games are fixed."
"I can accept losing to teams. But I can't accept losing because of referees," Allado tweeted. "I am bitter about losing. Not to Powerade, but to PBA. In my opinion, the league has little credibility left."
Allado also said "it's a disgrace to be in this league."
The former La Salle standout added that he feels sorry for the Barako Bull management.
When told by a fan that he should "delete this tweet" because he will get sanctioned by the league, Allado replied: "I hope they sanction me. I will expose them all."
PBA commissioner Chito Salud later said that Allado "is certainly way out of line."
"He is indicting not just the game officials, but the entire organization and membership of the league, his co-players and team officials alike," Salud said, as tweeted by PBA Connect.
"This is a serious accusation, and I do not intend to take it lightly," Salud added.
Allado will most likely be fined by the PBA, though the league's media chief, Willie Marcial, said that may not be enough.
Salud told The Philippine Star that he will give Allado a chance to explain himself.
"You have to give him his day. As part of due process, I want to hear for myself what he has to say," Salud said.
"He's been in the league for 13 years now and maybe he really has something to say. We'll find out tomorrow."
Click here to read Salud's response to Allado's allegations.