Neither Ronnie O'Sullivan nor Judd Trump have any sympathy for Kyren Wilson following his complaints about being overlooked for the televised match table at the English Open.
Wilson, the world number five ranked player, joked on Monday that he felt like he "might have to play naked to get on the main table".
"It feels like right now being world number five stands for nothing," said Wilson.
"You are in the top bracket of the game but what does that mean if you’re out in the sticks all the time and not on the showbiz table?"
Asked about Wilson's comments following his first round win against David Lilley, Ronnie O'Sullivan told Eurosport:
"I’d much rather be up there [on the outside tables] because you don’t have to wait for the [commercial] breaks after a frame, you know.
"You can stick me in the car park, I don't care where I play.
"But I suppose when you're young and in the game you want to be on the TV table...but no, things don’t bother me like that anymore.
"You get on there, play snooker, do the business, play the matches, get them won, get through to the later stages, and you’ll be on the TV table. Simple.
"Win tournaments, become exciting to watch, done deal. That's what people want to see."
“Win tournaments, become exciting to watch, done deal.”@ronnieo147 with a typically no-nonese response to the match table controversy at the #EnglishOpen 🏴💬#HomeNations pic.twitter.com/GTAr6zqayj
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) November 1, 2021
World number one Judd Trump said he was in a similar position to Wilson "for eight or nine years" until he became world champion.
"I was doing exactly what he was doing," said Trump.
"And I felt like I was hard done by Ronnie [O’Sullivan], Mark Selby and everyone who was on that match table. I'd be the player on table three at the back.
"You have to earn it, you've got to win the World Championship, you got to be number one, you have to get up there.
"Otherwise, you're kind of relying on the other players not playing at the same time as you. So unless he wins the big events, he's not probably going to be there."