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'Nasty' Abuse Inspired Ronnie O'Sullivan To UK Championship Final Win

'Nasty' Abuse Inspired Ronnie O'Sullivan To UK Championship Final Win

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his seventh UK Championship title at the weekend with a 10-6 victory against Mark Allen.

The celebrations from O'Sullivan where exuberant. He waded into the crowd, trophy in hand, to take selfies with the fans.

Speaking on Eurosport, O'Sullivan explained why he had been especially happy with the win.

"I haven't said anything but I had a bit of barracking in the crowd from a few people," said 43-year-old.

I don't mind support for the other player but it crossed the line a little bit and got under my skin.

To actually win that match, it felt like I was battling some of that as well. That's why I showed a little bit more emotion than normal.

People saying some nasty things that shouldn't be said. Support the other player, great, but when you feel like it's there just to put you off your game, that bothered me a little bit. I had to overcome that and I did.

The best shot in that match was when I missed the black off its spot because that's when I got really angry with myself. I thought, 'Right, I'm going to take you all on now. That's when I went into a different mode.

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Mark Allen responded to O'Sullivan's comments via Twitter, saying: "If this was any of my friends or family they will not be allowed back I promise. Not what I want at all."

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