Andrew Bogut and Boomers assistant coach Luc Longley have made the sore feelings known soon after Australia’s heartbreaking World Cup loss to Spain.
The former was captured on film labelling FIBA a ‘f***ing disgrace’ and yelling ‘Google where the headquarters of f***ing FIBA is’.
Bogut was filmed making the remarks as the team passed by assembled press in the tunnel after the game.
In what seemed to be a reference to the 2016 Rio Olympics, in which Australia lost the bronze medal match against Spain thanks to a dubious call against Patty Mills, Longley also seemed to take a less than G-rated shot at FIBA.
According to Fox Sports basketball reporter Olgun Oluc, Longley offered an inflammatory, albeit ‘measured’, comment of his own after the game.
“Spain gets kissed on the d*** by the basketball gods every time we play them,” Longley said.
Bogut and Longley may have been fired about by a contentious call in the dying stages of the fourth quarter.
Here is video (from @jmiklovas) of Andrew Bogut walking through the mix zone after the Boomers defeat to Spain. Bogut: “Google where headquarters of f***ing FIBA is. It's f***ing disgrace.” pic.twitter.com/tbsHF1RbgR— Ben Mallis (@BenMallis) September 13, 2019
Andrew Bogut: “It’s a f****** disgrace” pic.twitter.com/57IfLZhJvV— Dionysis Aravantinos (@AravantinosDA) September 13, 2019
The Sydney Kings star was called for a foul as he attempted to box out Spainish counterpart Marc Gasol, which sent the recent NBA champion to the free throw line.
The Toronto Raptors centre hit both shots, giving Spain a one point lead.
Bogut could be seen rubbing his fingers together as the teams convened before Gasol’s two shots, making the ‘money’ gesture.
Australia were able to get the ball in Patty Mills’ hands on the next trip down the floor, with the sharpshooting guard able to draw a foul and two free throws of his own with just four seconds left in the fourth quarter.
But Mills faltered on the second, with his shot dipping in and out before Spain eventually claimed a 95-88 victory in double-overtime.