Crvena Zvezda President calls out refs for the final play vs. Partizan: “We got robbed”

2019-02-18T11:33:51+00:00 2019-02-18T21:36:57+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

18/Feb/19 11:33

Crvena Zvezda President Nebojsa Covic expressed his complaints in regards to the officiating in the final of Korac Cup.

By Eurohoops team /

Crvena Zvezda might have been a favorite for the Korac Cup final vs. Partizan, though the latter team was the one that stepped on the podium with the trophy, thanks to a pair of free throws by Landale in the final second.

This decision of the referees agitated Crvena Zvezda‘s board, and President Covic expressed his complaints:

“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”, commented Covic.

After the end of the final, Crvena Zvezda skipped the awarding ceremony as a means to protest to the final call of the game.