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Watch: Ronnie O'Sullivan lets stage invader attempt to pot the black

The snooker star allowed a member of the audience take over at the English Open today.

Ronnie O'Sullivan (file pic).
Ronnie O'Sullivan (file pic).
Image: SIPA USA/PA Images

SNOOKER STAR RONNIE O’Sullivan was involved in an unusual situation at the English Open today.

The British snooker legend was on the verge of completing a 4-1 victory against Zhang Yong, when a spectator interrupted his progress.

Despite hitting three centuries and being one ball away from a total clearance of 136, he let the woman in question take over amid much bemusement at Barnsley Metrodome.

“I really wanted her to pot it,” O’Sullivan, who will face John Higgins in the fourth round, told Eurosport afterwards.

“I didn’t know what to do at first and she just said: ‘I’m just having a jog, I’m just going for a jog.’

“And I was like: ‘Go on then, carry on then, there’s your jog, have a shot as well while you’re at it.’

“I thought when the (security) guys came out they were going to rugby tackle her, but I thought, ‘If you do that, you might kill her.’

“I saved her from getting a rugby tackle.”

Check out how it all panned out in the video below…

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