MANILA -- San Beda finds itself in a similar situation after age-old rival Letran filed a protest over a wrong uniform worn by a Red Cub in a recent match.

Mancom chair Frank Gusi of host San Sebastian on Thursday said they recently received the protest letter from Letran after Red Cub Baser Amer wore a different uniform without a logo of one of the league’s sponsors.

San Beda, the reigning NCAA juniors’ champion, blasted Letran, 86-71, in a Season 86 game Wednesday although it may end up via forfeiture because of the Amer folly.

To recall, the Mendiola-based squad’s senior team lost a game it lopsided won over St. Benilde two years ago after former Nigerian standout Sam Ekwe was also caught wearing a different uniform that is lacking a certain logo that the league requires.

“There’s still no decision and the Mancom has yet to decide on it but I think there is already a precedent,” said Ato Badolato, San Beda’s former high school coach who is now the school’s athletic director.

The decision was arrived upon citing infringement on rules 6.1, 6.5 and as prescribed by rules 9.2 and 9.2.1 of the NCAA manual of operations.

Rule 6.1 and 6.5 state that “All athletes shall wear the official playing team uniform in all the games/matches of the NCAA Season” and “Any athlete whose playing uniform does not conform to the preceding rules shall be ineligible to participate in a given game/match,” respectively.

Rules 9.2 and 9.2.1, meanwhile, state “a team shall lose the game by forfeiture if and when: An ineligible athlete is field or enters the playing court with an intent play. The particular player shall be barred from further competition in any NCAA tournament. Moreover, the games with the team in which he played are automatically forfeited.” (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)