Ronnie O'Sullivan tells spectator to 'sit down' before being ousted from Northern Ireland Open by Yan Bingtao
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Ronnie O’Sullivan’s run at this year’s Northern Ireland Open crashed to a halt after a clash with a spectator at the Waterfront Hall on Thursday afternoon.
The snooker superstar was edged 4-3 by Masters champion Yan Bingtao in a thriller of a last 16 tie.
It was during the third frame, with the scores at 1-1 at O’Sullivan at the table, that he gestured to the crowd, telling a spectator to “sit down”.
"It’s too much, too much,” he continued.
The referee intervened, asking the stewards: “Can you stop people coming in during the frame please?” The request was met by applause from the stands and cheers of support for O’Sullivan.
"As you can see, he looks in concentration but clearly something was distracting him there. …
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