Badsnookerplayer wrote:Sorry SF - I thought he would not like it. I will amend the post.
I just think it's a bit of a myth that Hearn would be upset if Ronnie won all four.
Yes, he'd have to hand over the million. But Hearn loves publicity. He got off on the fact that everybody was talking about the Ranking Shootout being the worst decision ever made in snooker history, because they were talking about snooker. In his mind, that's good.
If Ronnie, his most popular star, won the million the second season it was available, he'd be well happy. He'd be straight on Twitter bragging that this proved the #onforamillion thing was a good idea. Safe in the knowledge it's unlikely to happen again. But also safe that he can gloat over people who said it was unlikely in the first place.
Ronnie winning the million would be like a dream come true for Hearn. Hardly 'sticking it to the man'.
Ps. No need to apologise.