Snooker Legend McManus Blasts Hossein Vafaei

Snooker Legend McManus Blasts Hossein Vafaei

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Snooker legend Alan McManus hit out at Hossein Vafaei’s criticism of the Crucible.

The Prince of Persia gave his opinion on the Sheffield venue after a first round World Championship defeat to Judd Trump and it was not a favorable one.

“You want to go somewhere really nice as a player, you walk around the Crucible and it smells really bad,” Vafaei said in a post-match press conference.

“As a player I’m honest, it’s just really bad. Everything’s so bad. You go to other venues in other countries and you see how nice they treat you. Everything is shiny. But here it’s completely different.”

Former Masters champion McManus had no sympathy for Vafaei’s calls for improved facilities, saying the World Championship is about getting to business on the snooker table, not worrying about being ‘pampered’.

“Two things: it doesn’t smell bad and everything is not wrong about this place. That’s absolute nonsense,” said McManus.

“I don’t know what he wants…Does he want a bunch of flowers and a prawn sandwich on the way in the door? I don’t know. You come here to play snooker, you don’t come here to smell roses and flowers and all that stuff,” he added.

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