The situation of the match was Mags leading 4-3. A snooker by Mags left Ebbo with an escape shot which he missed and left a free ball as called by Ivy. With the situation of the table and the situation of the match, Mags coming back to the table and having a free ball and being "on" the black to corner he would most days of the week "close the match out in routine fashion". However Ebbo argued his case that the free ball should not be. He was huffing and puffing and asking Ivy to justify the decision and that both edges of the object ball could be hit.
This to me was an attempt to:
- undermine the referee (she does not speak great English, so this was part of his thinking)
- disrupt Mags concentration and fluency (which was getting shot to bit anyway)
- make sure that Mags knew Ebbo felt an injustice had been done
What transpired is that Ebbo left the table and his whinging with a "if you think its a free ball then fine, but I dont think its a free ball" - or words to that effect. To which Ivy replied with "FREE BALL". She was right all along and she stood her ground.
Another issue here is that PC Plod (aka Erian) who is first to open his gob more often than not - would not tell Ebbo that Ivy was right and would not tell him he was actually bang out of order either.
Ebbo it seems can do no wrong in the eyes of WSA and is beyond punishment.
Its about time that WSA stood up to clowns like Ebbo. Minimum punishment is to forfeit all prize money from Shanghai, maximum punishment is a 3 month suspension with immediate effect.
Wake up WSA and smell the coffee, this has been going on to long with Ebbo.