Maybe he thought the referee didn’t know what this gesture meant?
An American athlete in South Korea’s professional basketball league has been expelled for raising his middle finger toward a referee at the championship series, the sport’s governing body said Friday.
The Korean Basketball League (KBL) said it has decided to expel Ivan Johnson, who plays with the Jeonju KCC Egis, for swearing and raising his middle finger at a referee after his team finished second in the final game of the championship series against Ulsan Mobis Phoebis on Sunday. [Yonhap]
Johnson averaged 17 points a game for Jeonju KCC Egis and scored 14 points in a 97-59 loss to Ulsan Mobis Phoebis in the Championship Game. He was obviously frustrated about getting blown out, but that is no excuse to be so rude to the referee.