VIDEO: Saucy O’Sullivan prompts a probe by snooker chiefs

Last updated at 14:55 28 March 2008


Ronnie O'Sullivan

courted controversy

by making suggestive

comments at a news

conference following

defeat by Marco Fu at

the China Open.

World Snooker, the

sport's governing body,

is reviewing a video of

the media briefing in

Beijing, having already

seen it. On the footage,

O'Sullivan can be heard

making lewd remarks

and sexual innuendos

in front of the

assembled journalists.

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The 32-year-old

Englishman also

brandished a

hand-held microphone

suggestively.

O'Sullivan was fined

last May after walking

out of a match against

Stephen Hendry and

was banned and fined

in 1996 for assaulting a

snooker official.

VIDEO: O'Sullivan's press conference

Former world

champion Shaun

Murphy upset home

favourite Ding Junhui

to book his place in the

quarter-finals.

The Rotherham player

edged to a 5-4 victory

and will now play

Belfast's Mark Allen.

Murphy said: "I'm sure

the match was great

entertainment for

anyone watching.

"We both had some

good and bad luck

throughout the match,

but Ding was unlucky in

the last frame to leave

the final brown ball

over the pocket.

"It couldn't have

finished in a better

place for me."

A disappointed Ding

said: "I played okay, but

I had some bad luck in

the last frame."

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