Snooker star causes stir by playing in socks at world champs

O’Sullivan, a five-time world champion and snooker’s biggest box-office draw, caused a stir in his first-round match at the Crucible Theatre when he removed a new pair of shoes (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

With its players donning waistcoats, bow ties, and trousers for matches, snooker prides itself on being one of the smartest sports around.

Ronnie O’Sullivan briefly shattered that image at the world championship.

O’Sullivan, a five-time world champion and snooker’s biggest box-office draw, caused a stir in his first-round match at the Crucible Theatre when he removed a new pair of shoes that were giving him discomfort, and started playing in his socks.

However, that was in breach of the dress code, and O’Sullivan ended up borrowing shoes from the tournament director.
 
 
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