Iranu wrote:I don't think it's a class issue at all, to be honest. Tennis and rugby are both upper class sports and football is a working class sport.
I think it comes down to the perception that snooker is boring, plain and simple.
Then again I'm middle class so maybe I'm just being defensive.
I'd agree with this.
I've heard people sneer at me for watching rugby games, because it's perceived as being middle-class, or posh. Not sure people really think that about snooker. I've heard it called boring a lot more times, than I've heard anybody talk it up as a posh sport.
Besides, is it considered posh? I've heard people say it's not a proper sport, more of a 'pub game' before. You get players like Jimmy White who used to practice snooker in sleazy snooker halls, when bunking off school.
I don't like attributing class to stuff like sport or entertainment, because I think people's upbringing, or what job they have, shouldn't effect what they like as a hobby. But if I did have to attribute one to snooker, I'd have thought it a more working class pursuit.