Ronnie OSullivans fury at Brexit chaos in bitter tirade: Bang in trouble now!11/04/2021
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O’Sullivan takes on Anthony Hamilton in the last-32 of the English Open at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes today. The world number three recovered from an early scare in yesterday’s last-64 round, when he went a frame down to Michael Georgiou before coming back to win 4-1. O’Sullivan later admitted he had felt nervous as his pre-match routine had been scuppered by a kebab.
He explained he was “all over the gaff” seven minutes before the match had started as he had been at the kebab shop with his friends “putting the world to rights”.
He said: “I got to finish the kebab and had the baklava, too. It was a long lunch.
“You don’t want too much of the baklava due to the sugar factor, but I have earned it. I have been training hard.”
O’Sullivan is a six time World Snooker Champion, and is regarded in some quarters as the greatest snooker player of all time.
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However he is also notorious for his eccentric character and outspoken nature and has even received sanctions by the sport’s governing body in the past.
O’Sullivan has also been a vocal Remainer since the Brexit referendum, and often takes to Twitter to express his Brexit frustration.
In February 2019 O’Sullivan tweeted to his 499,500 followers: “I have a feeling Brexit and it’s chaos is a consequence of years of lies from MPs and it’s lack of care for the north of England.
“I imagine the whole world is looking at the UK and thinking, you are bang in trouble now.”
The legendary snooker player received a mixed response, with many agreeing with his remark, while others were quick to criticise.
Twitter user Pozzey10 said: “You’re right there for the most part. The EU is corrupt and we’re better out even if it takes ten years of hardship.
“I can’t believe people think the EU [is] good for the economy. It’s all about centralised power and mass surveillance.
“They don’t care about nationality anymore.”
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Twitter user David Rea added: “Problem is we are the first country to leave.
“The EU is making it as hard as possible for us Brits to leave and [using Britain] as a warning to any other country who wants to leave.
“Mark my words everything will work out just fine.”
O’Sullivan has remained consistent in his opposition to Brexit, having threatened to move to Germany a day before the Brexit referendum in 2016.
At the time he said: “Time to leave the UK, I think this place is falling apart at the seams, might move to Germany.”
The snooker player was born in Wordsley in the West Midland, but grew up in Chigwell, Essex, where he still lives five years after the Brexit vote.
Again, while some of the comments to his tweet were supportive, many were deeply critical of the seven-time Master’s champion for his Brexit stance.
Twitter user Adam Hooper said: “Shut the door on your way out.”
Meanwhile, Craig Wilson tweeted: “Haha, won’t be long until you want to leave there too. The EU is over.”
Ronnie O’Sullivan takes on Anthony Hamilton in the English Open at 4pm today.
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