Ronnie O’Sullivan goes on entertaining, if bizarre, Twitter rant about snooker ranking points

Ronnie O’Sullivan was on one on Thursday night (Picture: Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ronnie O’Sullivan may have been at something of a lose end on Thursday evening as he went on a lengthy Twitter rant about snooker ranking points.

The five-time world champion sent a long string of tweets declaring his love and lust for ranking points.

O’Sullivan’s tongue is nearly always in his cheek and that appeared to be the situation here as ranking points don’t even exist anymore, with the world rankings based on prize money won.

O’Sullivan might have been a bit bored on Thursday (Picture: Focus Images Limited)

‘The Rocket’ kicked off the comments by referencing next week’s Players Championship in Preston and the current Indian Open going on now and the cash (or ‘ranking points’) on offer.

He tweeted: ‘Preston next week 100000 ranking points to play for gotta get them ranking points, should have gone to India, could’ve of got 50000 ranking points there, gotta love a ranking point.’

O’Sullivan then added comments such as: ‘Morning I’d go anywhere for a ranking point, in fact I’ll be happy to buy some if anyone wants to sell em.’

‘I ain’t going no where unless there are ranking points available, my only disappointment is that there ain’t enough ranking points to play for, we need a longer year, maybe a 75 week year to get some more ranking points available, but me ranking points for Xmas please.’

‘Listen I’ve missed a trick, I need to start getting my act together, and start chasing these ranking points, what do points make? PRIZES’

The current UK champion then rounded on Peter Ebdon, the former world champion and practicing vegan, asking him what he’d do for ranking points.

Ronnie asked: ‘What do you think of ranking points Pete? Would you eat meat for a ranking point?’

‘Hi @pdebdon how do you feel about ranking points, what would you do for a ranking point right now? Me personally I’d do anything.’

Never change, Ronnie.

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