Crvena Zvezda president furious with the referees of the Final vs Partizan

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The president of Crvena Zvezda, Nebojsa Covic, was furious with the referees’ decision to call a foul on the final play of the Korac Cup Final against Partizan.

Jock Landale made both free throws at the buzzer and gave Partizan the win and the trophy (76-74).

Here is what the club’s chairman said:

“We got robbed. It reminds me of times when we all know what was going on in Serbian basketball. The referees acted in a wicked manner towards Zvezda. A pure defense turned into a foul and a pair of free throws that decided the outcome.

I ask for the State to investigate what happens in Serbian basketball and to protect the sport from sweeps like this. We got robbed by Partizan and I will never congratulate someone who steals a victory.”

After the end of the game, Crvena Zvezda expressed its dissatisfaction for the final play of the game, by skipping the awarding ceremony.