I'm not disagreeing with you, that as the rule is, double j played it bad- he did.
but the way it went down is just dumb. a classic finish was fubared- it didn't need to be.
do you think matchroom, or anybody (including alcaide) wanted to see the match end that way?
I know you watch snooker- does that kind of thing happen there? I'm genuinely wondering.
You're right... It could have been a classic finish. Unfortunately the magnitude of that win could have only been eclipsed by the monumental blunder that ended up happening. Either way, Matchroom got a result that will go down in history.
I don't know Alcaide, but I'm willing to bet he feels for JJ. All pool players have gone through a "oh my god, what have I done" moment.
I think Matchroom is indifferent honestly. They want good entertainment and moments that will spread the word. They got that. That said, no one in their right mind wants to see a person suffer.
I can't think of a situation in snooker that's comparable.