Ali Carter criticizes disruptive crowd during Masters Final defeat to Ronnie O'Sullivan

Posted : 15 January 2024

Ali Carter expressed frustration with disruptive spectators during his 10-7 loss to Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Masters final at London's Alexandra Palace. Carter, leading 7-6 in the 14th frame, criticized some fans for shouting during crucial moments, stating that it makes it even harder to compete against O'Sullivan.


The 44-year-old, aiming for his first Masters title, deemed the behavior of certain individuals in the crowd as "ridiculous" and referred to them as "morons."


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Despite his defeat, Carter acknowledged the positive aspects of his week, including setting a record for the most centuries in the tournament with nine. The world number 10 remained composed, focusing on the £100,000 prize money and a successful week, despite the challenges posed by disruptive spectators.


In the final session, Carter initially led 6-3 before O'Sullivan staged a comeback, winning seven of the next eight frames to secure the Masters title. The disruptive behavior in the crowd drew attention to the need for respectful and supportive conduct from spectators during crucial moments in professional snooker matches.


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