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Ronnie O & # 39; Sullivan starts a bizarre series with Mark Allen during the Champion of Champions


Snooker stars Mark Allen and Ronnie O & # 39; Sullivan have an incredible argument in the final frame of their Champions of Champions bout after the missile accused the Northern Irish of distracting him

  • Ronnie O & # 39; Sullivan and Mark Allen were embroiled in an odd series on Thursday
  • World champion O & # 39; Sullivan accused the Northern Irish of distracting him
  • He refused to let go of the subject and the referee was forced to split the couple
  • Allen called O & # 39; Sullivan a "bully" after beating him 6-3 in Milton Keynes

World Champion Ronnie O & # 39; Sullivan has been described as a "tyrant" by Mark Allen after starting a bizarre series with the Northern Irishman at the Champion of Champions on Thursday night.

Allen had taken a 5-3 lead in the final frame of his best-of-11 tie before O & # 39; Sullivan expressed frustration at his opponent trying to distract him.

O & # 39; Sullivan was about to fire his shot in the quarterfinals at Milton Keynes when he motioned for Allen to sit as he watched in the back corner. “Can you sit still? You get up and move in the line of my eyes, ”he said.

Ronnie O & # 39; Sullivan started a bizarre argument with Mark Allen on Thursday night when he accused the Northern Irish of distracting him

He said Allen stood up during the Champions of Champions clash in Milton Keynes and moved in the line of my eyes

He said Allen stood up during the Champions of Champions clash in Milton Keynes and moved me in my eyes

The referee had to intervene when O & # 39; Sullivan stepped over to continue confronting Allen

The referee had to intervene when O & # 39; Sullivan stepped over to continue confronting Allen

When Allen brushed off his claims, O & # 39; Sullivan replied, “It's you. Come on. & # 39;

Despite Marcel Eckardt's request to keep playing, O & # 39; Sullivan goes straight to Allen to extend the feud.

"Do you disagree with me?" he asks Allen, who answers: "Absolutely".

A helpless Eckardt tried repeatedly to get the couple to resolve their differences and asked, "Come on, people. No need for an argument. & # 39;

When he saw the players ignoring him as they continued their heated debate, he walked over and said, “Guys, just leave it. Can we just play snooker? & # 39;

After O & # 39; Sullivan finally gave up on the subject, he resumed the game to miss a crisp red. His opponent won 6-3 and was able to secure a place in the semi-finals.

The world champion finally gave up and shot before losing 6-3

The world champion finally gave up and shot before losing 6-3

Allen was furious after the match and hit O & # 39; Sullivan out as a "tyrant" claiming he was "making up rubbish".

“To be honest, Ronnie found it uncomfortable. I don't know what it was about, he said I move in the line of his eyes, he said I stand in front of the shots, he said I move in my seat.

& # 39; Marcel (Eckardt) even said: "Mark, I know that you do nothing but let it go." I won't let go of it if he just makes up trash.

“It was fun because he was completely gone and I obviously took advantage of it.

“Ronnie is just trying to bully people out there, and I got none of it. I knew I hadn't done anything wrong. I just wanna play snooker. & # 39;

Mark Allen said O & # 39; Sullivan was a "tyrant" and insists he didn't do anything wrong during the tie

Mark Allen said O & # 39; Sullivan is a "tyrant" and insists he didn't do anything wrong during the tie

Tried to pour cold water on the feud, O & # 39; Sullivan insisted that despite his allegations to everyone there were "no harsh feelings" and admitted that he had "read too much".

"Maybe I read it a little too much, but it just seemed a bit like something you do at the snooker club when you're an amateur trying to get inside your opponent or scare them off." O & # 39; Sullivan told ITV4.

"I just thought there was no point in letting it go and he kept doing it, so I just thought we should get it out of the way and it was done.

“I thought I wouldn't play the shot until you sit in your chair. I could have said something then, but hopefully I thought he'd get the message.

O & # 39; Sullivan admitted that he may have "read into too much" and said there were no hard feelings

O & # 39; Sullivan admitted that he may have "read too much" and said that there were no hard feelings

“And he kind of did it because he sat down. Then as I played the shot, it obviously started ripping off its logo. I thought I need to talk to him.

& # 39; There are no hard feelings. Mark played fantastic and deserved to win, but sometimes you just have to say something and get it out of the way. & # 39;

After losing three of the first five frames, Allen, who took breaks of 102 and 104 during the bad-tempered competition, won four in a row to progress.

Earlier in the day, he survived a fear of beating Scott Donaldson (world number 25) 4-3 in the group's semifinals, while O & # 39; Sullivan beat Michael Holt 4-1 within 50 minutes.

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