Just Stop Oil Activists Invade the Crucible and Throw Powder on Table! | Eurosport SnookerApr 19, 2023
now look at that well that's the end of that I think what the hell motivates Behavior like this whatever the cause whatever your opinion nothing
justifies behavior of that nature so Olivier Martial very calmly asks the players to return to his dressing room what a surprise it must be for the referees, organizers, players and even the crowd because I'm in the comment box and Joe. I'm shocked and horrified, yes absolutely, I am too. I mean we didn't actually see it because we're commenting at this
tablethe funny element matches but I think someone jumped out of the audience through chalk and dust onto themselves and was stumped all over the
tablewell the person who was trying to attack our table had a word on the t shirt I Saw
stopped, luckily they
stopped but not before they did a lot of damage.
Let's go back to the studio. the fans we all love the sport and support the players Jimmy you don't often see something like this in
snookerno it's been in a few streaks over the years but this was some sort of process or protest thing no i know but um that table is broken it's going to take a few hours to fix it to get the table back to playable condition so i don't know it's going to mess up the whole show huh shocking and especially going back to the fact that the fan is a debutant in the
crucible, I mean, the possibility of this happening is, I mean, I can only think of a few times, Jimmy mentioned a couple of them there, what would the process be now?
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So does anyone need to evaluate the table before deciding if it should be? redressing was
justan immediate decision, yes obviously firstly they will have to assess what is a liquid, does it make
powder? It is very difficult. or a ten minute assessment of what it's like if it requires a new bedding and new cushions or whatever it will be at least a couple others if wow you know that would be the immediacy of would be at least an hour and a half two hours maybe they would have cushions that have been salvaged ready to go so to speak i think they might actually work but it will be a couple of hours i think what i would have to do as well they would have to maybe split up more and let the crowd watch the other match on the other side and probably do that fix that cloth like Alan said take a few hours to fix that maybe overnight and just reschedule the game because uh you know you got fans. the other side and this side that have paid all this good money to watch this match and our very specific question i put you on the spot if you don't know the answer it's more than understandable what would happen to the score of the frame you've interrupted a frame ?
Will you lose the painting? I mean it would be very difficult for the referee to put all the balls back where they were because that could affect the outcome of this match. 6-4 is very different from seven. three, yeah obviously tech, you know, I guess we won't be able to overlap, but we know where they were pretty good exactly, so the refs will be able to eventually, but I'm just thinking and I'm just assuming Thursday. we don't have morning session so if we need another one that might be a possibility but you know this has come up with us obviously we don't know and mentally Jim especially if you're a fan I mean Mark Allen is so difficult . like Nails on the table there's no doubt about that but you're ready to play you're focused you're a professional sportsman you've played a couple of shots and you're back in your dressing room you certainly can.
Don't prepare for that, you know? It's like it's unfortunate, it's a pointless shocking situation, but um, you know, I don't know, I hope it doesn't affect the fans in the future, you know, I hope you can get that. out of his mind about the game Joe and Rob they won't be too upset they've been here too long but yeah I think the stop and start situation when you're ready to go play a game and all of a sudden you have to stop for a reason like that would be confusing to that young man the full update to you that what the um officials have decided to do is that they are going to do everything they can to clean up what is on the table i would first establish if it really is safe to play clean up to the best of their ability and they're looking to plan every quarter hour is the update that we have of course that's kind of fluid it would change we can see the guys at the table there what are they doing we think it's happening Legends are they just brushing the table?
The problem is, whatever that orange goo has on it, regardless of what it is, the table is now unplayable, regardless of a vacuum cleaner or something, it just can't be fixed, so it's going to have to be se they include updated reclaimed fabric cushions. Obviously they're going to clean it up the best they can using the Hoover in there as you can see yeah it actually looks like it's some kind of a
powderit doesn't look like a liquid. so, but obviously they can be working on dismantling it with the noise with the other table and playing, which is going to be 18 17 minutes from now and obviously this is affecting not just everyone watching at home, which of course We're all fans here, but you've paid good money.
You are sitting in the crowd. You will feel devastated. Yeah, it's not good. at the other table but they need to move that partitioned wall and let the fans on this side watch the game because well they know these people have come to see and feel the atmosphere of The Crucible that's the only way they're going to getting it now looks like it's coming out yeah that's a good point johnny makes radzi you know they'll clean this up the best they can we've got the best table setters in the business they'll be on it late game on the table . two tonight and um yeah they have rules behind the scenes here and they have the best table setters I mean so it's all set to go as of tomorrow morning it might be worth reiterating that point where we have a session free.
Thursday morning, potentially, the only thing with that is that I think the session that's scheduled to start at one o'clock, so maybe that could be, you know, modified in some way that's supposed to be possible, just one technical question now in terms of if the cloth obviously changes so tomorrow we essentially have a new table which again will affect the things that people talk about conditions so we have almost a 50 50 chance of what queue you're playing on and they could be two very different tables hello I'm monkey Sullivan and welcome to Eurosport Snooper on YouTube. Click here to subscribe to Eurosport Snooker.
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