NLEX coach Yeng Guiao is at it again, this time after rookie Kyles Lao was called for a pushing foul against NorthPort’s Nico Elorde in the dying seconds of the game with the Batang Pier up by just a point, 78-77.
Guiao went on to dispute the call which inevitably resulted in a technical foul.
Elorde missed the free throw and then split his charities to give his team a two-point edge, 79-77
The Road Warriors eventually lost the game, 79-83, and the fiery mentor felt that the call on Lao had a lot to do with it.
“I don’t think the foul on Lao was something that you should call on a situation like that. I’m not surprised that people are complaining about the officiating,” said the concurrent head coach of Gilas Pilipinas Men’s team.
“My problem with that call is Eric Castro justified it. I think that’s stupidity. They justified it by saying there was contact. The problem is, not all contacts are foul. So to me that is a stupid way to justify that,” he added.
Guiao pointed out that NorthPort’s Sean Anthony has been playing it overly physical with Kenneth Ighalo but the officials chose to just let it pass.
“They did not call that but they called on an itchy-bitchy physical contact. So to me that’s not justifiable,” explained Guiao.