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Mark Allen slams Mark Joyce's conduct: 'He's a d**k. I doubt even his mum likes him'

Mark Allen slams Mark Joyce's conduct: 'He's a d**k. I doubt even his mum likes him'

15/11/2016 at 21:00Updated 15/11/2016 at 22:15

Mark Allen was not happy with the conduct of his opponent Mark Joyce during their match at the Northern Ireland Open on Tuesday.

Allen won the encounter 4-1, but was disappointed by Joyce chalking his cue while he was lining up his own shot.

“He was chalking cue while I’m down on the shot, there’s just no excuse for it,” Allen said.

“He done it quite a few times in the match even after I said something, so there’s no excuse for it.

“It’s my shot when I’m at the table, I wouldn’t do when he’s at the table. Have some respect.

“There’s just no excuse for it, regardless of whether it’s Mark Joyce today who I dislike anyway, or whether it be anyone, it’s something that we as snooker players don’t do – you don’t try and put your opponent off.”

Allen had made no secret of his dislike for Tuesday’s opponent prior to their match, commenting beforehand that: “I don’t like Mark Joyce, basically he is a d**k, on and off the table, I doubt even his mum likes him."

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