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Judd Trump facing disciplinary action after media no-show following World Snooker Championship exit

Trump in action against McLeod (credit:)

Judd Trump is the latest big name set to face the wrath of snooker's governing body after failing to fulfil his post-match media commitments following a shock 10-8 defeat to Rory McLeod in Round One of the 2017 World Championship on Wednesday.


The world number two and pre-tournament favourite was sensationally dumped out of the sport's show-piece by the world 53 - who pulled off the biggest win of his career to date.

The World Snooker players' contract states that players are obliged to attend a post-match press conference and adhere to interview requests from the host broadcaster, however Trump refused to comply, heading straight back to his dressing room. 

Consequently, he is likely to be hit with a considerable fine from the WPBSA following a hearing.

Trump squandered an early 4-0 lead in falling 5-4 behind at the end of the first session, before McLeod pulled away to lead 9-7, but time constraints meant the pair were pulled off the table and forced to return later in the evening.

Trump claimed frame 17, but McLeod, the oldest player in the tournament at 46, quashed any hopes of a fightback from the 2011 world finalist by dominating the proceeding frame to secure a famous scalp.

In 2016, Ronnie O'Sullivan refused to speak to the press following his First Round win over David Gilbert but was given a formal warning and told he would will be fined for any further breaches of discipline.




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Judd Trump facing disciplinary action after media no-show following World Snooker Championship exit

Judd Trump is the latest big name set to face the wrath of snooker's governing body after failing to fulfil his post-match media commitments following a shock 10-8 defeat to Rory McLeod in Round One of the 2017 World Championship on Wednesday.

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