Shaun Murphy has doubled down on his criticism of Ronnie O’Sullivan, telling the seven-time environment champion that he “isn’t really more substantial than snooker” and “owes the video game extra”.
The 2005 entire world champion said O’Sullivan fails to recognize what it is like to struggle as a snooker player acquiring arrive from an “incredibly wealthy background”.
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But Murphy has reiterated his irritation and stated O’Sullivan really should do much more for the sport as the primary participant on tour.
“I’m guaranteed the match doesn’t mean as a lot to him the exact same as it does to really considerably anyone else,” Murphy advised his
“But he has to remember that he’s not just symbolizing himself out there, he is representing the activity as a full and when he damages the game, he damages it for all people. He owes the activity a little bit additional than that.
“He is the game’s most important draw, he moves the needle when he performs, they used to say that for Tiger Woods, you could see the viewing figures transform when he was playing golfing.
“Ronnie is exactly the exact same, there is no concern about that at all.
“[But] when he took that yr off virtually 10 decades ago, Earth Snooker attained their largest level of tickets revenue and viewing figures have been on a par, if not superior, than the year just before.
“So in every measurably way snooker appeared to do Ok devoid of Ronnie O’Sullivan. He is not more substantial than snooker.”
Murphy also stated O’Sullivan has fallen limited in his ambassadorial responsibilities.
“Snooker is definitely far more thrilling and gains from owning a person like him in it, but you do not have to be a rebel all the time. Occasionally it is ok to be a excellent ambassador and attempt to leave the match improved than the day you took it up.
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“Whilst Ronnie has exceeded anticipations in every single component of the sport and aspect of snooker on the desk, I think he’s still left himself some way brief in phrases of his ambassadorial part.”
In reaction to Murphy’s authentic remarks, O’Sullivan claimed past week that he was “not interested” in what anybody had to say about him.
“I certainly vacated a extensive time back.
“Some guys are just pleased to be right here and have a laugh and a joke, some men just have that pure extreme motivation, they just adore the obstacle and the competitors,” he additional about his fellow specialists in an interview with the BBC.
“Some folks prosper on it, some folks you should not like it. Some folks like it for a though but then they just won’t be able to handle it for that lengthy simply because it is not quick.
“Dealing with force is not an quick detail. I have just developed to delight in it.”
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