Ronnie O'Sullivan Shoulder-Barges Ali Carter As Things Get Heated At World Championships
Things certainly got heated during Ronnie O'Sullivan's second round match against Ali Carter on what has been an entertaining Saturday afternoon at The Crucible.
Carter, who is yet to beat O'Sullivan in a ranking tournament, has produced some of his finest snooker against the world number two and at the time of writing, he currently leads the match.
I think it's fair to say that Ronnie hasn't brought his A game to the championships in recent days and in a moment of madness off the table, he collided with his opponent in a nasty exchange:
It's getting tense out there... :triumph:@ronnieo147 brushes shoulders with @TheCaptain147 at the Crucible :flushed:#EurosportSnooker pic.twitter.com/DUgGIpRHrv
- Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) April 28, 2018
As he went to sit down, you can clearly see that O'Sullivan left a shoulder in as he barged into the 38-year-old. Words were then exchanged, with Ronnie apparently saying: "Thought I'd give you one back"
Ali then replied "Thank you" to which Ronnie responded "S'alright!"
According to listeners, referee Paul Collier tried to restore order, but you can see a frustrated O'Sullivan sitting in his chair after the incident.
SCENES! Ronnie O'Sullivan & Ali Carter bang shoulders into each other, then words are exchanged. Ronnie "Thought I'd give you one back" Ali "Thank you" Ronnie "S'alright!" Paul Collier tries to restore order. Ronnie "Yeah I'm cool. Cool as a cucumber" @snookerbacker @ColinMurray
- Joe Gibney (@joegibney15) April 28, 2018
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Who does Ronnie O'Sullivan think he is? Completely uncalled for that. Just because Alli Carter is woppin you? Bad sportsmanship, bad loser, bad professional. Knobhead :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
- John Decarteret Jr (@DecarteretJr) April 28, 2018
Red card for Ronnie O'Sullivan. Throw him out the tournament. Scumbag#WorldSnookerChampionship
- Gord On (@GordBG9) April 28, 2018
Action replay of Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter... pic.twitter.com/5Id8UnpBY7
- Ethan Kenna (@3thanK3nna) April 28, 2018
Looks like a Pot Whack 2 on the cards as Carter and O'Sullivan trade insults. This shit only happens at the Crucible. #ilovesnooker
- NewsfoxSports (@NewsfoxSport) April 28, 2018
Well you don't see that happen everyday in the game of Snooker.
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