Stunning moment Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut EXPLODES in a profanity-laden rant as the Boomers lose a nail-biting double-overtime match to Spain
- Andrew Bogut will likely be investigated for a foul-mouthed post-game spray
- Boomers assistant coach Luc Longley said Spain appeared ‘kissed on the d**k’
- Spain came back after trailing the Boomers by 11 points – just like Rio Olympics
Australian basketball player Andrew Bogut has been caught spitting out curse words after losing to Spain.
A ‘furious’ Boomers team surged through the media mixed zone post-game after the Europeans beat Australia 95-88 in a double overtime World Cup semi-final heartbreaker.
Bogut was heard yelling ‘Google where headquarters of f***ing FIBA is … it’s a f***ing disgrace’ before also reportedly using the word ‘cheaters’ as he headed towards the dressing room.
His comments were curious though, given FIBA headquarters are in Switzerland.
Andrew Bogut (pictured) will likely be investigated for a foul-mouthed post-game spray after Spain came from behind to win semi-final
His outburst came after Spain trailed by 11 against the Boomers in Beijing but, just like in the Rio Olympic bronze medal game three years ago, rallied and went ahead courtesy of a dubious foul – this time on Bogut – in the final seconds.
Spain won that basketball game by one but this time Patty Mills had the chance to get one back for Australia when he went to line with four seconds on the clock down by one.
But his second free-throw bobbled out and Ricky Rubio’s long heave just missed to force overtime.
Matthew Dellavedova’s desperate floater on the buzzer clanged out to send teams into a second extra period, where Marc Gasol and Rubio steered their side clear.
In addition to Bogut’s post-match outburst he also expressed his annoyance on court.
He had earlier flashed a money signal with his hands after the foul that helped put Spain ahead, with Bogut likely to face investigation and a fine ahead of Sunday’s bronze medal game against either Argentina or France.
Sunday will be Longley’s fourth bronze medal game, having played in two and coached in one already, the most recent in eerily similar circumstances against the same opponent in Rio.
‘We’ve got to find an altar somewhere and burn a sacrifice to the basketball gods, ’cause they’re not kissing us on the d**k yet, like they do Spain,’ he said.
A ‘furious’ Boomers team surged through the media mixed zone post-game, Bogut yelling ‘Google where headquarters of f***ing FIBA is … it’s a f***ing disgrace’ before also reportedly using the word ‘cheaters’ as he headed towards the dressing room
‘I feel like Spain are kissed on the d**k by the basketball gods every time we play them.
‘It’s gut-wrenching for the guys; they’ve been so f**cking good, so consistent and played so hard and I felt like they deserved to win that and it doesn’t feel like that’s the right result.’
Australia did have their moments though, with Mills’ free-throw somehow rimming out and 22 turnovers a constant olive branch to a Spain side that shot at just 31 per cent in the second half.
Dellavedova’s attempted match-winner looked good too, before it bounced out and he was forced out of the second overtime period with cramps.
Nick Kay was enormous for Australia off the bench, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 boards as the Boomers grabbed a staggering 20 offensive rebounds.
‘They’re furious, crushed. .. it’s very quiet in there and it stings in lots of ways, not least of which is that’s the team we lost to in Rio,’ Longley said.
‘It’s not the time to start pointing fingers and spitting dummies; we’ve got to reload.’