Ronnie O’Sullivan has revealed he was offered £20,000 to fix a premier league snooker match, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The World Champion claims he was approached ten years ago by a fixer to purposely lose certain frames during a match. He says the fixer arranged to meet him in a forest in Essex, and he would make around £20,000 for it.
The comments come from his new autobiography, Running, where he says: "Someone rang me and said he'd like to meet me over in the forest and have a walk through the woods.
"What they were offering, 20 grand, I could get for a couple of nights' work."
This revelation comes just days after it was revealed that Stephen Lee will appeal his 12-year-ban from snooker after being found guilty of seven match-fixing charges. But The Rocket says he would never match-fix.
"If anyone could get away with it, I could. I could just play one-handed or left-handed, or just put a towel over my head, and pretend I was going nuts," he said.
"But it's not something I would or could do. I couldn't live with myself; I'd feel that was robbing somebody."
O'Sullivan later said he had "no concrete evidence of match-fixing in snooker", but claims he knows a few players who have been involved in match-fixing.
O’Sullivan’s comments have led to snooker’s governing body to ask the five-time World Champion to explain his comments.
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