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Ronnie O'Sullivan warned over behaviour after gesture

Date: 17 April-3 May 2010 Venue: The Crucible, Sheffield
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Ronnie O'Sullivan

O'Sullivan shows his frustration

Three-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has been warned about his conduct after making an offensive gesture in his match with Liang Wenbo.

O'Sullivan, 34, was in fitful form as he opened up a 7-2 overnight lead in the first round tie but missed a simple red in the seventh frame.

O'Sullivan responded by making a one-fingered gesture at the ball, earning a rebuke from referee Colin Humphries.

He has been warned that he risks being docked a frame if there is any repeat.

Throughout his career, O'Sullivan's behaviour has made the headlines as much as his form in the sport.


In 2007 he was fined for walking out of a UK Championship match and the following year he was fined and docked world ranking points for lewd comments at a media conference at the China Open.

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