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Ronnie O'Sullivan Had Good Reason For Taking The Piss During Interview With ITV

By PJ Browne
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Ronnie O'Sullivan kept his answers short and snappy while speaking to the media after he beat Yan Bingtao 4-2 in the first round of the World Snooker Grand Prix.

O'Sullivan actually did an impression of a robot during an interview with Neal Foulds of ITV.

The 41-year-old recently received a disciplinary letter from World Snooker after he criticised a referee and swore during a press conference following his Masters semi-final win against Marco Fu.


O'Sullivan was unhappy with a photographer who was constantly getting in his eyeline during the match and told him during the post-match press conference that he was a 'fucking nightmare'.


In his blog for Eurosport, O'Sullivan explained that if he kept his answers brief during future interviews, then people should not be surprised.

This is not the first time this has happened. There have been several fines I've had to pay in the past, and they are not small fines.

For some reason, I appear to get fined more than all the fines the other players get for similar offences.

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions from that.

In fact, some other players don't get reported for similar things they have done. Sadly, I feel some of it is a bit personal. Why? Because it has been going on for years.

From now on, when I don't say much in my interviews regarding snooker, you know why. I will no longer put my head on the chopping block. I don't need the PR good or bad.

It was not just that interview with ITV where O'Sullivan kept his answers succinct.


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