Taught 'em all I know
2 guys playing in a 50 man 9 ball tournament:
Its 2 am, and one player needs to go to the bathroom late in the match. So his opponent says you cant do that, you already went before! Tour director comes over and allows the player to go to the bathroom, but he is still pissed off the other guy would want to win that way. Player returns from the bathroom and breaks the balls. The other guy pushes out but does not call a push. Bathroom guy picks up the cue ball because after his lame call, he doesnt like the other guy so much anymore. His opponent says f that, I did call a push out.....so now I get ball in hand because you picked up the cue ball after my push. If either guy gets ball in hand, the next 2 safeties look super easy and this game could decide the match. Tour director comes over again, may or may not notice this.
What do you guys think would be a fair call here?
Umm, HELLOOOO? It's a foul. You can debate sportsmanship all you want, and these two apparently didn't have much, but the OP clearly says the push was not called. BIH for the bathroom child.