It's final: Perasol out for 3 games, as UAAP denies UP appeal

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Oct 04 2019 05:15 PM

University of the Philippines will be without head coach Bo Perasol to start the second round of UAAP Season 82 men's basketball.

The league office denied the Diliman-based school's appeal and has decided with finality that he cannot coach for 3 games.

According to the UAAP, replay reviews showed Perasol cussing at referee Jaime Rivano and that, on his way to the locker room, the former pointed an accusing and threatening finger at Rivano.

Last Tuesday, the league office meted out the disciplinary action, and a day later UP filed a motion for reconsideration.

All this, in light of what happened during the match-up between the Fighting Maroons and Ateneo last Sunday.

There, at the 6:23 mark of the third quarter, Perasol rushed at Rivano, vehemently opposing a supposed non-call on Ange Kouame's defensive stop on Jerson Prado.

Not long after, he was pushed back to the bench by his players, but also headed to the locker room, already aware his action would have him thrown out of the game.

Perasol incurred two technical fouls for being "unsportsmanlike."

As such, he got an automatic one-game suspension due to his ejection.

Two additional game bans were then handed after Perasol's "continuous flagrant acts of aggression" towards Rivano.

Perasol will miss UP's games against Far Eastern University on Sunday, October 6; University of the East on October 12, and University of Santo Tomas on October 16.

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