Rytas Vilnius and Lietkabelis Panevezys played the third game of the final of the Lithuanian League of Basketball when there was a moment of great tension. after a foul, the visiting coach exploded against Rytas and even messed with the owner of the rival club.
Canak pushed the DT of the rival team.
It all started when the Rytas captain inadvertently elbowed the Lietkabelis player in the face and left him lying on the floor, although the referees decided not to stop the game and it ended on point for the locals. Faced with this action and seeing that his player was bleeding, DT Nenad Canak started screaming and ended up being sent off.
However, while heading to the locker room, Canak pushed the rival coach, Giedrius Zibenas. And she did not stop there. Gudelis, owner of the local team, also got into the fight and yelled at him from the stands. After a strong exchange of words, the players also got involved.
Finally, when Canak arrived in the locker room and everyone calmed down, the referees decided to resume the game, which It ended in victory for the local team by 85 to 63.
THE VIDEO OF THE FIGHT
THE CONTROVERSIAL CANAK DECLARATION
At the end of the game, the coach of Lietkabelis Panevezys had a controversial statement when asked about his reaction. “Everything is recorded. I mean I’m not proud of it, but that’s me. This was my natural reaction. I’m not an actor, I’m not a loser, I’m just a straight guy and obviously I act how I feel.” Shooting.
He added: “At the time, the referees were supposed to call Giedraitis a foul for his elbow and on top of that, he was bleeding. Two different situations were against us and I just reacted to that. Like I said, it was all recorded. Why should I explain it? I did what I did. That’s me.”
However, he denied pushing Rytas’s trainer. “I didn’t push him, I just walked my way. I sure am not proud of that episode. I have my own opinion, but that’s for me and that’s it. I’m not blaming coach Zibenas,” he explained.
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