Montag, 23. April 2012

Mark Allen wirft Chinesen Betrug vor (Videos)

Mark Allen hat sich auf der Pressekonferenz nach seiner Niederlage in der ersten Runde der WM 2012 gegen den 23-jährigen Chinesen Cao Yupeng mal wieder etwas weiter aus dem Fenster gelehnt und nicht nur seinem Gegner, sondern gleich allen chinesischen Snookerspielern unsportliches Verhalten vorgeworfen. Im zehnten Frame der Begegnung hätte Cao Yupeng ein Foul zugeben müssen, das die Schiedsrichter nicht bemerkt hatten, die beiden Spieler aus Sicht des Nordiren allerdings schon. Cao beteuert zwar, keinen Regelverstoß wahrgenommen zu haben, aber auch BBC-Kommentator Terry Griffiths ist sich sicher, einen Durchstoß gesehen zu haben. Mark Allen nahm den Vorfall leider zum Anlass, die chinesischen Spieler unter Generalverdacht zu stellen:

 
"I thought the big turning point in the match was at 5-4 when he was in the balls and Paul Collier, the referee, missed a blatant push. It was quite obvious to me and anyone who was watching at home would have been able to see it no problem. It was a big stage of the match. If the referee rightfully called a foul there I’d have had a chance of going to 5-5 and the match would have been different but he went on to pull away."


"It seems to be a bit of a trait for the Chinese players because there’ve been instances in the past, of fouls and blatant cheating going on. It needs to be corrected. He’s a good enough player and he doesn’t have to do that. He looked at the referee as soon as he did it, as if to say, ‘Are you not calling a foul here?’. I looked at Paul and I looked at Michaela (Tabb) who was marking the match, and I spoke to (Terry) Griffiths (his coach) at the interval. He was commentating on the match. I was pretty confident at the time it was a foul, and he pretty much confirmed it to me at the interval. It’s very, very sad the state of snooker if it has to be down to that, but it’s not the first time. I’m disgusted that it happened. It shouldn’t happen in professional sport. Cao looked at the referee too so I’m very confident on where I stand on that."
(Mark Allen laut irishtimes.com)


Hier die fragliche Szene in Frame Nr. 10: Durchstoß - Ja oder Nein?