Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player
San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya was livid after San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez called Michael Calisaan a “dirty player” after their game Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.
“Boyet has no right to call Michael a dirty player,” said Macaraya after losing to the Red Lions 76-65. “He’s destroying the dignity of Michael as well as the referees and commissioner.”
Calisaan was initially called for a disqualifying foul on San Beda’s Javee Mocon at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, which would’ve merited an automatic ejection.
The referees, however, downgraded the call to an unsportsmanlike foul after reviewing the video.
“Every game, I watch Michael play because I want to find ways to stop him but every time I watch him I always see him punching a guy,” said Fernandez. “I love his physicality but don’t try to destroy another guy’s future.
Macaraya was dumbfounded with Fernandez’ statements adding that the 11-1 Red Lions have been practically breezing through during their 10-game win streak.
“I don’t know what his problem is, they’re the ones who are winning and we’re the ones losing, and yet he keeps on complaining,” said Macaraya as his Stags slipped to 5-6.