AzB Silver Member
Hearn got Higgins reinstated. Hearn runs Matchroom.Yeah, Higgins being one of my favorite players had distorted my memory of that video slightly. However, there’s a still a difference between being caught on camera talking about doing something in the future, even if they weren’t journalists, and actually doing it. Also:
John Higgins has been cleared of match-fixing but was banned for six months for failing to report the illegal approachwww.theguardian.com
He was fined near 100k pounds and suspended for 6 months. His manager, who organised the whole thing, was banned for life. It’s also not Matchroom that handled his case.
Come on man, you can’t ignore the rules because someone is deaf. You may also have noticed during the MC that SVB was able to hear Skyler talking to him over the noise of the crowd, while Skyler’s back was turned to SVB. His hearing aids clearly work when they are turned on.
Trust me, if MR handled pool the same way they handle snooker, a bunch of US players would have been banned/fined a long time ago.
Standard procedure is if a player has an extension it automatically starts if he needs it. What's your theory on why there are no screaming idiots in the crowd at snooker matches?