Shawn Murphy slams the slow play of the World Snooker Championship … calling on players to “go ahead” or else fans will be bored and “play Netflix” instead
- Sean Murphy had a slow-paced run in the World Snooker Championships
- Mark Selby was warned as he played slowly in the semi-final against Stuart Bingham
- Murphy, 38, Warns Fans Will Get Bored And “Play Netflix If It’s Too Slow”
Sean Murphy insists that the pinnacle of Betfred’s World Championship must be much more than just winning.
Murphy, 38, is pursuing a second world title 16 years after claiming his first Crucible Theater title, and faces three-time champion Mark Selby.
Selby was warned of slow play in his semifinal win over Stuart Bingham, another former winner, who made the accusations for Selby’s sophistication – world number four refuted them.
Sean Murphy criticized players for slow play in this year’s World Snooker Championships
But Murphy, 5-3 over Selby after the first session, said, “We are in a theater, we are an entertainment industry. There is a responsibility on the players of the World Championship final to make it a real show.
Specifically, with regards to the speed of play, there is a responsibility on the players to continue to do so, but ultimately this falls to the board of directors for implementation.
I think she should be ruled out of a single autonomy, and he always defended the shot clock – even in the World Series. Gamblers will be turned off and Netflix playing if it is too slow.
Mark Selby was warned of slow play in his semi-final win over Stuart Bingham
Selby, 37, defiantly shrugged off the criticism, telling his rivals, “ I’ve never used gaming acumen in my life.
“I don’t want people to say,“ It was cool to watch … but it didn’t win anything. ”If you think I’m boring, watch Coronation Street.