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Snooker Player Refuses To Engage In Pre-Match Fist-Bump While Facing Ex-Partner

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Snooker Player Refuses To Engage In Pre-Match Fist-Bump While Facing Ex-Partner

Awkward, very awkward indeed.

Snooker player Reanne Evans wasn't willing to forget the past when she came up against her ex partner Mark Allen at the British Open.

Evans clearly wasn't too keen on seeing her old flame and tensions reached boiling point when she refused to engage in a pre-match fist-bump with him.

Before the grudge match could begin, world No.10 Allen reached out his fist in a gesture of good will but Evans wasn't having a bar of it.

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Without hesitation, she completely blanked her ex's advances and shifted her focus onto the task at hand: exacting revenge by beating her old boyfriend on the table.

We're not quite sure what the history between the two is, although Evans' boss move of completely ignoring him can probably give you a good indication of how things were left.

That said, some reports suggest their falling-out are supposedly over child support payments.

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Unfortunately for 12-time women's world champion Evans, she was unable to come out on top in their snooker clash losing 3-2 in what has been described as the "most intense" match in snooker history.

Having led 2-1 at one point in the game, Evans will undoubtedly be disappointed in the end result.

Cameras even captured her rolling her eyes at one point during one of her ex-partner's pot shots

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Overall, it made for a very frosty encounter.

"It was horrible. It was nothing I want to go through too often, but I had to remain as professional as possible," Allen said after his victory.

"I can hold my head high. I treated it like any other match and showed respect where respect was due. I thought Reanne played well. She was unlucky in frame four and at that point she would have deserved to win. She played much better than me."

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As for Evans, she went some way to explaining why she seemingly refused to shake her former partner's hand before the match.

"I was told at the start no handshakes or anything," she said.

"In my head, I had visualised the match and just went straight to the table.

"No one wanted that match but you have to respect the top players.

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"I am absolutely gutted but I am really proud at the same time. Hopefully more girls and women start playing snooker and realise that they can do it as well."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Video, snooker, watch, Australia

Max Sherry
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