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Andrew Bogut to be investigated after NSFW comments aimed at FIBA World Cup officiating

Andrew Bogut, FIBA World Cup

Andrew Bogut is set to be investigated after his comments suggesting that Spain was favored by game officials in their victory against Australia in the FIBA World Cup semifinals.

The Aussies lost to Spain 95-88 in a game that needed two overtimes. During the said contest, Bogut was seen rubbing his fingers in a money gesture after a foul was called against him. Following the game, he was also heard saying derogatory comments directed at FIBA, per news.com.au.

“We all know where FIBA’s headquarters is. It’s a f***ing disgrace. Cheating ass motherf***ers… Google where headquarters of f***ing FIBA is… f***ing disgrace,” Andrew Bogut shouted in dismay after the game, as he headed to Australia’s locker room.

While FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis understands emotions are high especially for a team who just suffered a heartbreaking defeat, he also reiterated they still expect players to act professionally. The basketball governing body is expected to summon Bogut so he could explain himself, according to a report by AFP (via Inquirer.net).

“It’s not an easy task for them to withhold their emotions when they go through the mixed zone. At the same time, we do have a very specific set of regulations and we do have a specific set of principles and values that we represent not only as FIBA but also the sport of basketball. So where these lines are crossed, then we have disciplinary procedures, and in this case there will be a disciplinary procedure. So I better not comment further on that because there is an expert disciplinary judge of FIBA that will have to read the documents, ask the player for his position and then take a decision.”

Bogut still played in the Bronze medal game between Australia and France, which the Aussies lost 67-59.