Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump's post-match hug at the Crucible went on for so long that it became 'even beyond awkward'.
The Rocket saw off a spirited fight back from Trump on Monday to claim an 18-13 victory in the final of the World Snooker Championship and win a record-equalling seventh title. Following the conclusion of their match, the pair embraced in a long hug, although fans could not help but feel it went on so long it started to get a bit awkward.
The pair also spoke to each other as they hugged in front of a standing ovation from the crowd.
One fan tweeted: "That Ronnie O’Sullivan Judd Trump hug went on for 147 seconds… unbelievable." Whilst another joked: "That hug between Ronnie and Judd was incredibly long."
A third viewer wrote: "Thought that Ronnie and Judd hug was never gonna end." Another also tweeted: "Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump having the world's longest hug. Very cute."
Some could see beyond the awkwardness, including one fan who added: "That hug between Ronnie and Judd went on for so long it looped past awkward and turned sweet again."
Another saluted the cameraman who captured their embrace, writing: "Shout out to the camera operator who started filming the hug between Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump, not realising how long it was going to go on for and then just hovered around them like a fly zooming in and out."
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O'Sullivan and Trump played out a thrilling final, with Trump recovering from a poor start on Sunday to push his opponent all the way in their best of 35 frames encounter.
He had trailed 12-5 at the close of play on Sunday, before winning six of the eight frames in the first session on Monday, before O'Sullivan was able to secure victory.
Earlier in the match, O'Sullivan had left viewers confused after he was spotted using a lighter on his cue as he waited to take a shot on Monday.
The win secured O'Sullivan's seventh world title, equalling the record number of victories held by Stephen Hendry, having lost just one of his eight finals in Sheffield.