Ronnie O'Sullivan mocks Boris Johnson and No 10 parties in 'rules' quip for snooker fans

December 20, 2021
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Ronnie O'Sullivan mocked Boris Johnson after staging a dramatic fightback to beat Neil Robertson in the final of the World Grand Prix.

'The Rocket' came from 7-5 down to prevail 10-8 in Coventry, meaning a 38th ranking event title and his first since last year's World Championship.

This was despite the 46-year-old trailing 2-0 and then 4-2 early on, and when Robertson produced a break of 128 on his way to going 7-5 up, the Australian looked a clear favourite to take the title.

But O'Sullivan responded with breaks of 90 and two of 77 en route to surging into a 9-7 lead, and although Robertson gave himself hope with a break of 78 - the six-time world champion then notched another 77 break to seal the win.



Ronnie O'Sullivan took aim at the Prime Minister after his World Grand Prix win
Ronnie O'Sullivan took aim at the Prime Minister after his World Grand Prix win

Afterwards, the Englishman was keen to praise spectators for turning out in force all week, whilst also calling out Prime Minister Johnson over allegations he broke lockdown rules by hosting a party for staff.

On Sunday night, BBC snooker reporter Shamoon Hafez tweeted a post-night quote from O'Sullivan which read: "The fans have been amazing all week, coming out even when there's Covid going on.

"It's a bit like 10 Downing Street in here tonight, rules have gone out of the window."

The post was met with widespread approval from fans, with @CashmanJess replying with "Savage, brilliant" while @ClubberLang87 added "Ronnie get political, I love it."

O'Sullivan has been as outspoken as ever in the past few days, publicly chastising himself for "stinking out gaffs" and reiterating his desire to retire in three years time if his game doesn't improve.

What did you make of O'Sullivan's dig at the Prime Minister? Let us know in the comments section.



Boris Johnson is under pressure over allegations of breaking lockdown rules
Boris Johnson is under pressure over allegations of breaking lockdown rules

Despite his erratic form though, he found ways to win at the Coventry Building Society Arena, and after lifting the trophy on Sunday told reporters that Robertson let him off the hook.

"Neil should have been ahead in the afternoon by a long way but he gave me a chance," said O'Sullivan.

"Then I just found something for four frames, which I've done pretty much most of the tournament.

"I've won so much that I've got to start to enjoy the occasion and if I don't give 100% all the time I've earned that right. OK, I've won tonight but losses aren't that bad either. I just want to enjoy life."



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