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Don Allado shouts foul!


Don Allado is under a lot of heat after posting a number of controversial tweets about game fixing within the Philippine Basketball Association.

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.”

Don Allado @alotofDON

I’m the guy that says what others can’t.#PBA games are fixed. They control who is in & who is out. It’s a disgrace to be in this league.
4 Jul 12

Don Allado @alotofDON

I can accept losing to teams. But I can’t accept losing bcoz of referees.
4 Jul 12

Don Allado @alotofDON

I am bitter about losing. Not to Powerade, but to #PBA . In my opinion, this leaguehas little credibility left.

Don Allado @alotofDON

I feel for #BarakoRepubliq management. They put in time, effort & resources to form a competitive team like this only to be wasted by #PBA
4 Jul 12

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.”

Don Allado @alotofDON

@yuri_ph tnx pare. But I hope they sanction me. I will expose them all.
4 Jul 12

PBA commissioner Chito Salud later said that Allado “is certainly way out of line.”

pbaconnect @pbaconnect

“He is certainly way out of line. He is indicting not just the game officials, but the entire organization and membership of the league…
4 Jul 12

pbaconnect @pbaconnect

…his co- players and team officials alike. This is a serious accusation, and i do not intend to take it lightly.” — comm. salud re allado
4 Jul 12

“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.

pbaconnect @pbaconnect

“kulang ang fine at suspension sa mga accusations ni allado sa liga (pba).” — willie marcial, pba media bureau chief
4 Jul 12

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.

What do you guys think?  Is Don saying the truth or it this a marketing plot to get people’s interest in PBA again?

Source: ABSCBN News

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