By Bridget O’Donnell
Loudmouthed snooker player Mark Allen of Northern Ireland is in hot water yet again after making “unacceptable” comments about Chinese players following his loss to Cao Yupeng in Sheffield, England Sunday.
Allen was angry after Cao should have called a foul against himself during an opening frame when the Chinese was just 5-4 ahead. Cao went on to win 10-6.
Allen told media, “It seems to be a bit of a trait for the Chinese players because there’ve been instances in the past, of fouls and blatant cheating going on. It needs to be corrected.”
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn warned that Allen could be banned for the remark, saying “This is a very good time to be a snooker player. It’s not a good time to be an idiot.”
It’s not Allen’s first dis against China. You may recall he stirred up a bit of a storm last month after berating the conditions of the Haikou World Championship.