Musical moment left Ronnie O’Sullivan speechless during World Snooker Championship final


Ronnie O’Sullivan was left speechless during his World Snooker Championship final when music was played over the speakers.

The Rocket dominated Kyren Wilson 18-8 for his sixth title at the Crucible, taking the last eight frames consecutively.

It saw the 44-year-old overtake Stephen Hendry on the all-time list of ranking event wins with a record 37 titles.

But footage has emerged of Ronnie putting his foot down on one aspect of the finale of the season.

In the clip, the new champion can be seen sitting and waiting for the second frame of the day to start, with Wilson taking the first of the day.



Ronnie O'Sullivan was left speechless when disco music was played during his World Snooker Championship win
Ronnie O’Sullivan was left speechless when disco music was played during his World Snooker Championship win

And The Trammps’ hit “Disco Inferno” can be heard over the speakers for the crowds.

Ronnie’s opponent is enjoying the music – but the same cannot be said for the snooker legend, who sits open-mouthed as the disco music blares out.

When the music is faded out, the Rocket asks the umpire: “Will that be on every frame?”

“I can’t have that on after every frame.”



The Rocket heard The Trammps' 'Disco Inferno' played over the tannoy at the Crucible between frames – and was less than impressed
The Rocket heard The Trammps’ ‘Disco Inferno’ played over the tannoy at the Crucible between frames – and was less than impressed

Ronnie takes it up with another official at the Crucible, who promises to look into the issue before stepping up to the table for the 19th frame.

It comes as the 44-year-old admitted he was surprised to secure his sixth World Snooker Championship title.

Speaking to BBC Sport, O’Sullivan said: “I never really think about titles. When I was a kid I never really dreamed I would be here. To be here and have had all those victories is a dream that has become a reality.

“There was part of me that decided I didn’t play enough to justify winning a tournament of this stature which is an endurance test.



Opponent Kyren Wilson was enjoying the music – but Ronnie asked officials to bring it to a halt in his 18-8 win
Opponent Kyren Wilson was enjoying the music – but Ronnie asked officials to bring it to a halt in his 18-8 win

“I am not really an endurance type player because I don’t compete enough.

“Believe it or not I don’t even have a practice facility so a friend installed a couple of tables for me to come here feeling comfortable with my tools.

“I had half a chance but didn’t expect to win it. Any world title you win has to be up there. It’s great to be able to win over 17 days here.

“You have to be solid in all departments. I didn’t feel I had at time but I must have because these guys on tour are too good to give it to you.”





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