After Ronnie O’Sullivan’s initial rant, Shaun Murphy slams the snooker policy.


Following Ronnie O’Sullivan’s rant, Shaun Murphy blasts the snooker policy.

After suffering a shocking first-round defeat in the UK Championship, Shaun Murphy, the 2005 World Champion, is enraged by the inclusion of amateur players in professional tournaments.

Shaun Murphy, the world’s number one snooker player, is enraged by the rules that allow amateurs to compete in professional tournaments.

China’s Si Jiahui knocked the 39-year-old out of the first round of the UK Championship.

Murphy was defeated 6-5 in a thrilling match at the York Barbican by an amateur player, a disappointing result after reaching the World Championship final earlier this year.

Mark Selby won his fourth World Championship at The Crucible, defeating the 2005 World Champion.

Murphy is enraged by the decision to allow amateurs to compete in tournaments, and he claims Si should never have entered the tournament in the first place.

The 39-year-old told BBC Radio 5 Live, “I feel extremely hard done by that I have lost to someone who shouldn’t even be in the building.”

“I’m not sure why we allow amateurs to compete in professional tournaments as a sport.”

“This is our source of income.”

This is how we make our living.

“We are not contracted athletes; we are self-employed individuals.”

We don’t have a team that we belong to.

“It is also their livelihood for the other 127 runners and riders in the tournament.”

Walking into someone who isn’t dealing with the same pressures and concerns I am is, in my opinion, inappropriate.

“He acted as if he didn’t give a damn about anything because he doesn’t.”

It’s not right, and it’s not fair.

“I’m not criticizing him as a young man; he deserved to win.”

In the end, amateurs should not be permitted to compete in professional tournaments.

“This is our source of income.”

This is how I prepare my meals.

This is how I make my living.

“I’ve earned the right to call myself a professional snooker player since turning professional at 15 years old.”

He hasn’t done anything like that.

He has no business being at the table.”

Ronnie O’Sullivan, the legendary snooker player, spoke out about amateur players competing in professional tournaments last year, though for different reasons than Murphy.

The six-time world champion insisted that the quality of such players was insufficient: “If you look at the younger players coming through, they aren’t that good.”

“The vast majority of them would be excellent candidates.

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