Ronnie O’Sullivan tells Ali Carter to ‘sort his f***ing life out’ in stunning rant

Ronnie O’Sullivan has unleashed a remarkable rant about Ali Carter (Picture: Getty Images)

Ronnie O’Sullivan went on an eyebrow-raising rant about Ali Carter after beating his long-time foe in the Masters final on Sunday, telling him to ‘sort his f***ing life out’ and labelling the Captain a ‘f***ing nightmare’.

The Rocket came from 3-6 behind to beat Carter 10-7 in Sunday’s final at Alexandra Palace and claim a record-extending eighth Masters title.

It has been no secret that the two players do not get on, with a memorable flare-up at the 2018 World Championship when they barged into each other at the side of the table and exchanged angry words.

After defeat to O’Sullivan at Ally Pally on Sunday, Carter told reporters that the Rocket had been ‘snotting all over the floor’ during the match, calling it ‘outrageous behaviour’ from the world number one.

The 48-year-old was not impressed, though, and embarked on an expletive-filled rant aimed at Carter.

‘He needs to sort his f***ing life out. I’m not going to skirt around it anymore, tip-toeing on egg shells around someone like that. He’s a f***ing nightmare,’ O’Sullivan told The Daily Mail.

‘Playing snooker against someone like that is a nightmare. He’s not a nice person. It’s not a nice vibe he leaves around the table.

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O’Sullivan and Carter shared a brief fist-bump after the match (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I’ve said my piece, I don’t give a s**t. I’ve said it now, done. You know what he’s like, everybody knows what he’s like.

‘He’s got issues. F***ing why has he got issues with me? I’m not having it. I don’t care, grow some balls. I don’t give a f*** about any of these snooker players, any of them.

‘The more he brings it on, the more I f***ing punish him every time. He’s just digging a grave for himself. I don’t give a f***. That’s it, I’ve said my piece.’

O’Sullivan had not quite said his piece, though, pointing out just how long his relationship with Carter goes back and just how bad it has become.

‘He’s got beef with me. He’s got issues, he’s got to sort his life out, he’s got to see a counsellor or something. He’s got to sort it out because I haven’t spoken to him for 20 years,’ said O’Sullivan.

‘I played with him when he was a kid and shared a lot of stuff with him.

‘For him to come out and try to trash talk me like that, do you know what? He can have one of them (middle finger), he can sit on it as far as I’m concerned.’

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O’Sullivan has now beaten Carter in three Triple Crown finals (Picture: Getty Images)

Carter had suggested that other people are not willing to call O’Sullivan out on what he called ‘outrageous behaviour’ but the 44-year-old was happy to, also criticising ‘morons’ in the Alexandra Palace crowd.

‘There were a couple of things that happened out there that go unnoticed. Well, they don’t go unnoticed – anyone with eyesight or a brain can see what’s going on,’ said Carter.

‘It’s disgusting quite frankly. No one wants to say anything do they? (O’Sullivan) snotting all over the floor and all that. I mean it’s outrageous behaviour from a top professional. It it gets swept under the carpet then for me, it’s not good.

‘And there were some morons in the crowd. It’s unbelievable really. It’s hard enough to beat him, but when you have people shouting on your shot and saying stupid things at important times…my head wanted to come off.’

Both Carter and O’Sullivan are in action on Tuesday at the Morningside Arena, Leicester in the opening round of the World Grand Prix. The Captain meets Wu Yize in the afternoon session before the Rocket takes on Pang Junxu in the evening.


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