To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Ronnie O'Sullivan Drops Loud Fart And Blames The Referee In One Of Snooker's Funniest Ever Moments

| Last updated 

Ronnie O'Sullivan Drops Loud Fart And Blames The Referee In One Of Snooker's Funniest Ever Moments

In one of the most iconic moments in Snooker history, world number two Ronnie O'Sullivan dropped a loud fart in his last-32 clash against Matthew Stevens at the Northern Irish Open, before blaming the poor referee.

O'Sullivan was getting ready to pot a red at 8-0 up in the third frame on when he let one rip.

He turned to opponent Stevens, apologised by saying "terrible guts" before pointing the finger at referee Ben Williams. "Was that you?" he joked as a hilarious 45 seconds played out before our eyes.

The look on Williams' face is genuinely priceless. Check out the incredible footage below from Thursday's match via Eurosport.


Just moments after the wind break, the commentator said he "had his suspicions" about who was responsible and after the match, O'Sullivan owned up.

"I dropped my guts - I am taking full ownership of that! I have had stomach problems for a couple of months." he told Eurosport.

"I did say "Was that you" to the referee but I am proud of that one!"


O'Sullivan went on to win the match 4-2 against Stevens but it was the fart that grabbed the headlines.

The breaking wind incident comes just weeks after O'Sullivan and Mark Allen were involved in a quite incredible row during their Champion of Champions best-of-11-tie.

With no fans in attendance in Milton Keynes, footage and audio of the exchange was clear as day.


Referee Marcel Eckardt did his very best to try and sort things out but O'Sullivan refrained from taking his shot and accused his opponent of putting him off.

"Can you sit still? You're standing up and walking in my eyeline," O'Sullivan said. "You are. Come on."

'The Rocket' then asked the Northern Irishman if he disagreed with what he had said, with Allen replying, "Absolutely" and annoying O'Sullivan even more.


Never change, Ronnie.

What is your favourite O'Sullivan moment? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Eurosport/Twitter

Topics: Ronnie O'Sullivan, snooker, Fails

Jack Kenmare
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Huge amount of Chelsea fans sign petition to stop Anthony Taylor refereeing them again

8 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Graeme Souness criticised for calling football a 'man's game' with Karen Carney in the studio

11 hours ago