• Home
  • /
  • Snooker
  • /
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan Knocked Out Of NI Open By "Numpty"

Ronnie O'Sullivan Knocked Out Of NI Open By "Numpty"

Ronnie O'Sullivan Knocked Out Of NI Open By "Numpty"
By Gavin Cooney Updated

Ronnie O'Sullivan's comments earlier in the week now linger awkwardly, as the Rocket has been knocked out of the Northern Ireland Open by Elliot Slessor. O'Sullivan delivered a lengthy treatise on why the players he classes as "numpties" should be barred from entry to tournaments. Those players are the journeymen who are drawn against O'Sullivan in the early rounds of tournaments, with Ronnie angry at how they treat matches against him as an opportunity to snap photos.

Now, since the games opened up and anybody can basically turn up on the tour, we have to go through the numpty phase.

128 players coming in for Round 1. Ronnie plays some fella, never seen him, didn't even know he existed as a snooker player. Turns up with a coachload of people outside because their grandson is playing Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Today, O'Sullivan is out of the Northern Ireland Open, shocked 4-1 by Slessor, a man who would probably fall into O'Sullivan's "numpties" category.

Slessor is ranked 82nd in the world, with his best career performance to date a quarter-final appearance at the Indian Open. He was outstanding today, however, in seeing off the challenge of O'Sullivan on a scoreline of 4-1.

Remarkably, such was Slessor's lack of confidence ahead of today's match, he checked out of his hotel this morning, and had booked a flight home for later today.

See Also: 'He Is A Tool' - Mark King Blasts Ronnie O'Sullivan For Disrespectful Comments

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com