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Ronnie O’Sullivan ‘has had enough’, commentator claims as he leaves World Snooker Championship stage

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN rushed off the stage at the end of the first session of his World Cup quarter-final against Stuart Bingham on Tuesday.

The Rocket, 48, is bidding to win a record eighth Crucible title in Sheffield this year.


Stuart Bingham claimed the final frame of the first session on TuesdayCredit: BBC Sport
O’Sullivan immediately got out of his seat after Bingham missed a red to close the frameCredit: BBC Sport
The Rocket then quickly left the stage after fist bumping BinghamCredit: Eurosport
He wasted no time heading backstage after ending the session at 4-4Credit: Eurosport

But he started his last eight matches slowly as Bingham took a 3-1 lead midway through the session.

O’Sullivan responded impressively to claim the lead over the next three frames.

But it was 2015 champion Bingham who ended the day the stronger of the two as he ensured the pair were level on four frames each.

And O’Sullivan was keen to leave the stage as quickly as possible as he quickly made his way to the exit.

When Bingham missed a red having already captured the frame, the seven-time champion rose straight from his seat.

He went straight at his opponent to throw punches at him and the referee before walking straight out of the shot towards the dressing room.

And the Eurosport commentator said: “O’Sullivan’s had enough of the frame, of the afternoon in general.”

O’Sullivan’s hopes of an eighth world title were given a boost ahead of his second session against Bingham on Wednesday.


A look into Ronnie’s colorful career

FROM his lightning strikes to blasts at officials, Ronnie O’Sullivan has put snooker in the spotlight.

Pre-tournament second favorite Judd Trump, who was due to meet O’Sullivan in a blockbuster semi-final, saw his Crucible hopes ended when he suffered a 13-9 defeat to Welsh qualifier Jak Jones.

A win for O’Sullivan over Bingham would see him book his place in a record-extending 14th world championship semi-final.

Frustrated Ronnie O’Sullivan slams a signal on the table after a miss, leaving the BBC commentator shocked

If he were to then beat Jones, he would want to make it eight wins from nine Crucible finals.

His only defeat in a World Cup final came in 2014, when he lost 18-14 to Mark Selby.