Thursday 22 February 2018

WATCH - Ronnie O'Sullivan lets a woman finish his century break after she 'invades' the arena

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Ronnie O'Sullivan was left bemused as a woman invaded the arena at the end of his English Open match against Zhang Young, with the security issue quickly turned into a jovial moment by the five-time world champion.

O'Sullivan had wrapped up a 4-1 win before the woman burst into view, shouting 'I love you Ronnie' as she ran around the table in slightly incoherent fashion.

While the match referee and an embarrassed security official tried to remove her, O'Sullivan quickly realised she was not a threat, handed her his cue and encouraged her to try and pot the black.

Sadly, her first shot live on television to a worldwide audience was pretty lamentable and she even had a second try at potting the black that was even more disastrous.

What could have been a serious incident ended up becoming a viral video moment on Twitter that can be seen here:

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