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16th Jan 2024

Ronnie O’Sullivan launches jaw-dropping personal attack on Ali Carter

Callum Boyle

It was one of O’Sullivan’s most shocking rants.

Ronnie O’Sullivan produced one of the most astonishing rants of his career after he labelled Ali Carter “a f***ing disgrace” after beating him in the Masters final.

The Rocket beat Carter 10-7 after coming back from 6-3 down to claim a record eighth Masters Crown at Alexandra Palace on Sunday

Carter hit out at the crowd after the game and called them “morons” following his defeat. Sullivan has since come out and claimed that his opponent had “snotted” on the Masters floor.

O’Sullivan then went one further in a chaotic rant about his rival, saying: “He needs to sort his f***ing life out.

“I’m not going to skirt around it anymore, tip-toeing on eggshells around someone like that. He’s a f***ing nightmare.

“Playing snooker against someone like that is a nightmare. He’s not a nice person. It’s not a nice vibe he leaves around the table.

“I’ve said my piece, I don’t give a s**t. I’ve said it now, done.

“You know what he’s like, everybody knows what he’s like. He’s got issues. F***ing why has he got issues with me? I’m not having it. I don’t care, grow some balls.

“I don’t give a f**k, I don’t give a f**k about any of these snooker players, any of them. The more he brings it on, the more I f***ing punish him every time. He’s just digging a grave for himself. I don’t give a f**k. That’s it, I’ve said my piece.”

He then continued his onslaught and sensationally claimed that Carter has “issues” and needs to “see a counsellor”.

“He’s got to sort it out, because I haven’t spoken to him for 20 years.

“I played with him when he was a kid and shared a lot of stuff with him. For him to come out and try to trash-talk me like that, do you know what? He can have one of them [middle finger], he can sit on it as far as I’m concerned.”

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