Álex Abrines has exploded against the referees after Spain’s defeat against Canada that condemned them to elimination from the Basketball World Cup. The forward has charged hard against the Panamanian Julio Anaya, the Argentine Juan Fernández and the American Jenna Jordan Reneau, who punished the Spanish team with several technical fouls.
«I don’t know if they will fine me, but the refereeing is regrettable. They are too protagonists and that cannot be. In a match of this caliber, with two teams risking everything, we are the protagonists, not them. It hasn’t just been during this match, throughout the tournament the refereeing has been weak. I’m not complaining because they call us for or against, but in the end one day they pull one way and another day the other, and that can’t be,” Abrines lamented at the Indonesia Arena.
Regarding the elimination of Spain in this second phase, the Barça player defended that the squad they had was “enough to compete and continue fighting for this World Cup.” «And we have competed. We played well and we competed against one of the favorites to win the tournament, but that’s basketball, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Today it is difficult to see it, but I think we have to leave with our heads held high,” he said.
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