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Dennis Taylor makes embarrassing blunder during Dafabet Masters

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Sporting blunders happen more often than not, and this weekend, it was the turn of snooker legend Dennis Taylor.

After a very successful career playing the game, Taylor has been seen regularly on the BBC as an analysist, pundit, and also a commentator.

However, this weekend, he had a different job, he was the announcer for the Mark Allen/Luca Brecel game.

Former world snooker champion Taylor was off the Mark completely as he mixed up one player with another when he acted as compere at the Dafabet Masters.

Taylor, world champion in 1985, was supposed to introduce Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen ahead of his first round match against Belgian Luca Brecel.

But, Taylor instead introduced Allen as Welshman Mark Williams instead, much to the delight of the crowd and the player himself.

At least both Allen and Taylor were able to see the funny side and shared a joke about the mistake before the match started at Alexandra Palace.

A rather awkward moment for the snooker legend, but luckily he managed to laugh it off with Mark Allen, who took it in good spirits.

Despite having to walk through the crowd knowing that he was introduced incorrectly, as soon as he got near the table, he managed to style it out with Taylor.

After jokingly asking 'what's your second name again?', Taylor then announced him as Allen rather than Williams, which was met with a loud cheer from those in attendance.

Allen eventually defeated Brecel 6-3 in the opening round of the Dafabet Masters.

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