Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan FINALLY makes it to Sports Personality of the Year, despite previously saying he was ‘over the moon’ that he was always frowned upon as ‘it’s not my scene’ and insisted that he NEVER wanted to be nominated
- Ronnie O’Sullivan has been nominated for Sports Personality of the Year
- It is surprising that the first time the snooker legend has ever been shortlisted
- He said earlier that he didn’t care about the prize and never wanted to win it
- O’Sullivan claimed in 2019 that he was never nominated because he is not politically correct
Ronnie O’Sullivan has been shortlisted for Sports Personality of the Year for the first time ever, despite having previously insisted that he never wanted to win the award.
O’Sullivan, the most decorated snooker player ever with 37 ranking titles, is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest athletes, but surprisingly never received the annual award – which is awarded by the BBC every December. awarded – so far. year.
The snooker legend was named on a five-person shortlist for the iconic award along with Jordan Henderson, Lewis Hamilton, Stuart Broad and Hollie Doyle on Tuesday, while yet another nominee is announced.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has said several times that he never wanted to be considered for a SPOTY award
It comes after 44-year-old O’Sullivan won his sixth World Snooker Championship title in emphatic style on the Crucible earlier this year, 19 years after his first.
‘The Rocket’ has an 8-1 chance of claiming the gong, but apparently wouldn’t be bothered about winning the award or even attending the event that will take place at Media City in Salford on December 20.
Three years ago, Sullivan admitted to being ‘over the moon’ that he was routinely rejected for the award, saying, ‘I’m so glad I didn’t get nominated because I would never want to go.
However, the Snooker legend was first nominated for the gong on Tuesday
Lewis Hamilton was also shortlisted for five people and is the favorite to take the award
“It’s not my thing – hanging out at a gathering – it’s not my scene and I really hope I never get nominated.”
A divisive character, O’Sullivan has been involved in numerous controversial incidents throughout his illustrious career, even calling himself ‘the king of sabotage’ a few months ago.
When O’Sullivan spoke last year about why he believes he was never nominated for the award, he said, “ I think if you’re politically correct and you’re that kind of person, you’re probably going to get those awards.
If you’re not, they’ll probably run a mile away from you.
O’Sullivan took his sixth World Cup title after beating Kyren Wilson in August
“It is what is, I’d rather take a few more world titles and tournaments than a personality prize.”
O’Sullivan’s first-ever nomination comes after another great year in which he knocked Kyren Wilson 18-8 in a one-sided world championship final and at the age of 44 at the time of winning, he became the oldest champion since Ray Reardon took the win. 45 in 1978.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, however, is the Bookies ‘favorite to take the prize, having won his seventh Formula 1 world title this season, equal to the number of legendary Michael Schumacher, and claiming his fourth consecutive drivers’ championship.