Snooker Player's Incredible Reaction To Being Interrupted Three Times By Mobile Phone Goes Viral
Imagine the scene. A mobile phone rings THREE times as you were chasing the biggest title of your career. This person clearly refused to switch his device off after each ring. You'd be furious, right?
Plenty of us reading this article would have reacted in anger, but Kyren Wilson's words of wisdom have gone viral this afternoon during the Masters Snooker final against Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.
Here's what happened when the 26-year-old, from Northamptonshire, heard the constant distraction from the crowd. Respect.
Wilson beat favourite Judd Trump with a spectacular comeback at the Alexandra Palace earlier in the week, and he will be looking to produce another shock in the Masters final.
In another act of class, the 26-year-old mentioned the late Paul Hunter after his win against Trump.
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"People keep calling me 'The Warrior' and I thought to myself, 'I haven't won a comeback in years, I'm going to stick in there and, this venue, funny things can happen here'," Wilson said via the BBC.
"The late, great Paul Hunter made some awesome comebacks and I was thinking of him a little bit and trying to draw a little bit of inspiration from some of the comebacks he made and I just managed to stick in there."
WHAT. A. TURNAROUND.- BBC Snooker (@BBCSnooker) January 20, 2018
Kyren Wilson comes from 5-2 down to beat Judd Trump 6-5 and reach the Masters final! :clap:
He's talking us through it right now here: https://t.co/ithfPKVkl7 #bbcsnooker pic.twitter.com/s1AOYDw7ws
Here's how Twitter reacted to the fact that Wilson was distracted by a mobile phone during the important match:
That was a class act by Kyren Wilson to ask for the audience member not to be thrown out when yet another phone rang at an inopportune time. 1st time I've seen that. #bbcsnooker #masterssnooker #snooker- Aidan Reilly (@ajpreilly) January 21, 2018
Kyren Wilson also said to security 'let him in after the interval' during that fourth frame, as the chap with the ringing mobile was taken out of the arena. And I understand that the fan has now been allowed back in and is happily watching the action again. #snooker- Nick Metcalfe (@Nick_Metcalfe) January 21, 2018
Credit to Kyren Wilson keeping his concentration after the mobile incident. How many times do people have to be told, this is the biggest match of their lives. :smirk: :mobile_phone_off: #MastersSnooker- Ant :ant: (@bigslick172) January 21, 2018
Kyren Wilson. What a true sportsman. Asking the officials not to eject someone from the arena because their mobile phone was going off. #masterssnooker- Gustav Mahler (@Gustav1911) January 21, 2018
What an absolute shambles this is. How disrespectful can you be? You're at the snooker, turn you phone on silent! But how classy from @KyrenWilson to stop the person from being chucked out. That's a boy brought up properly, right there- Jon Dunham (@JonDunhamNT) January 21, 2018
Thoughts on the incident?
Let us know in the comments below. Fair play to Kyren Wilson, though. A very classy response.