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Social media is now going crazy about Ginebra and Star hotshots' game 4 showdown. Two teams who currently have the most number of fan base in the country's biggest league are in a series to get that Championship spot in the All Filipino conference, their fans are all over the internet debating about officiating and Allein Maliksi's "cooking" gesture.
PBA fans call out Maliksi's gesture to be an action against the league's policy and might put a stain on the league's integrity due to irresposible reaction to a call.
PBA is one of the oldest and the most trusted league in Asia and it has maintained a very good reputation when it comes to officiating games. Now people wants the PBA management to put a fine on this player's gesture and even compared it to Don Allado's incident in 2012 when Don Allado tweeted a response to a game saying that the games in the PBA are fixed.
"#PBA games are fixed. They control who is in & who is out. It's a disgrace to be in this league. I am bitter about losing. Not to Powerade, but to #PBA. In my opinion, this league has little credibility left." Says Allado on his twitter account and was fined by the league.
Fans does not believe the alibi of Allein Maliksi that it's just a hand sign for a defensive play or approach. But on a report, Commissioner Chito Narvasa already told the media that he'll be issuing fines to the Star individuals who are involved in the said issue.
What we're sure about is that this series will be a tight one for each team as they compete for a finals berth.