Did anyone see the snooker today with O'Sullivan asking about the prize for a maximum 147 break and then going on to try and make a 'protest' at there being no prize by only scoring 140?
After he potted the first red he asked the referee what the max break prize was... eventually the referee came back and told him there was no max break prize (other than the 'highest break' prize with was 'only' £4k). O'Sullivan went on to clear everything up until he was on the final black (140) and he was basically going to leave it like that, ie refusing to make a 147 just because there wasn't a prize for it. It was only the referee insisting/persuading him to pot the final black that meant he scored the maximum 147!!!
In the interview afterwards he effectively said that he saw no incentive to score the maximum 147 since there was no prize for a 147. When asked 'why not do it for the fans' he pretty much said he wasn't interested in that. Not very impressive at all.
I can remember arguing with Fella I think it was in the past that O'Sullivan was a legendary snooker player. I won't be doing that again in a hurry.
It's all on the BBC site:
BBC Sport - Snooker - Ronnie O'Sullivan fires 147 maximum break at World Open
BBC Sport - Snooker - Ref persuaded me to complete 147 - Ronnie O'Sullivan