CUEBALL wizard Ronnie O’Sullivan incurred the ire of the World Snooker authorities by ignoring a mandatory press conference after his victory in the first round of the Betfred World Championship at the legendary Crucible.
The renowned snooker rebel, who has secured his place in the pantheon of the sport through a sheer natural talent that approaches genius, also refused to conduct an interview with the BBC, the tournaments evergreen broadcasters.
World Snooker have now reportedly issued O’Sullivan, who has five world championships to his name, with a formal warning and threatened him with a fine should further breaches of their sponsorship code occur.
Often compared to the likes of Jimmy White and Alex Higgins for his crowd pleasing maverick style, O’Sullivan is highly unlikely to be troubled by the news.
He beat David Gilbert 10-7 in the first round on Monday April 18, and will now face either Barry Hawkins or Zhang Anda in the second round.