Sunday 22 September 2019

WATCH: Ronnie O'Sullivan's hilarious plea to snooker authorities to cut out the 'numpties'

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan confirmed he is still the the master of a green baize when he hammered Juud Trump to 10-3 in the final on the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, but he still found time to make a plea to the snooker authorities.

O'Sullivan has long voiced his annoyance over tournaments being opened up to huge numbers of players to take part in the main draw, as he believes the game's rising stars should play qualifying events to earn the right to take on the game's elite.

His annoyance over this issue was highlighted in this comical Eurosport video, as he suggested the game's lower ranked players were using their appearances against him as family events primarily based around taking selfies on their mobile phones.

"Getting on to my favourite subject, the numpties," he declared.

"Now that the tour has opened up and anyone can play, we have to go through the numpty phase. Ronnie plays some fella, didn't know he existed as a snooker player, turns up with a coach load of people because their grandson is playing Ronnie O'Sullivan. It's a great day out for them!

"Just as I'm about to go on, they want to have photos with sisters and uncles. I'm not sure Roger Federer or Tiger Woods would get that.

"So I think we should have a numpty free zone...like we have creches for children."

You can't help but smile at this video:

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