Basketball: ANBL coach alleges racial abuse by referee

36ers coach Joey Wright yells at a ref. Photo / Getty
36ers coach Joey Wright yells at a ref. Photo / Getty

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright is accusing a referee of racial abuse after being ejected in his side's 88-87 Australian basketball league loss to the Breakers.

Wright was thrown out of his home court after incurring back-to-back technical fouls in the second quarter after arguing, correctly, that a 24-second violation should have been called against the visitors.

He insisted he was only requesting the officials to consult with the score bench.

Wright believes Brett Hogan, the man who called the second technical, should be barred from working future 36ers games because of a racist slur he claims the referee made against him six years ago.

- Radio Sport

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