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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.
:wind_blowing_face:️:ear: That noise is what you think it is.- Sporting Life (@SportingLife) November 19, 2020
:raising_hand:♂️ Fingers were pointed at the referee but Ronnie O'Sullivan later "took full ownership"!pic.twitter.com/EnGK8k9ZAz
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.
"I said to the ref, is that you?!"- Sporting Life (@SportingLife) November 19, 2020
:toilet: Ronnie O'Sullivan could have dropped the ref in it, but decided to come clean about "dropping his guts"pic.twitter.com/yAbr47tiuE
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.
What is going on there?! :joy:- Champion Of Champions (@ChampOfChamps) November 5, 2020
Ronnie O'Sullivan isn't too pleased by Mark Allen supposedly moving within his eye line @germanref soon gets involved: "No need for an argument. Can we please just play snooker?" :grimacing:#ChampOfChamps pic.twitter.com/mo9NKthe9t
Never change, Ronnie.
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Featured Image Credit: Eurosport/Twitter
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