What Ronnie O'Sullivan text Mark Allen after Champion of Champions argument

Mark Allen has revealed Ronnie O’Sullivan put their Champion of Champions dispute to bed with an apologetic text message.

Legendary snooker player O’Sullivan clashed with world number eight Allen during their quarter-final match, which Allen won 6-3.

O’Sullivan appeared to be complaining about Allen chalking his cue and standing up in his eyeline when taking shots.

He said: ‘Can you sit still? You’re standing up and walking in my eyeline. You are. Come on.’

While the rest of the exchange was not picked up by table microphones, referee Marcel Eckardt was forced to intervene and ask O’Sullivan to get on with the game.

Following his victory, Allen said O’Sullivan was talking ‘rubbish’, but the pair appear to have put the argument to bed since.

Asked whether the clash spurred him on during his semi-final victory over Judd Trump, Allen said: ‘No, absolutely not.

‘Ronnie actually text me last night just to apologise, “let’s move on” type thing. Hopefully we can all do that now.’

Allen produced an impressive performance to beat world number one Trump 6-1 in their semi-final clash.

He added: ‘I’m just happy to get over the line. I really respect what Trump has done in the game. He’s world number one by a country mile.

‘I know his game pretty well and I always fancy playing him and I think he knows that.

‘There will be times when he blitzes me off the table like he does with everyone else but generally I’m quite confident when I play him.’

Allen will now face Neil Robertson in the Champion of Champions final and expects a tough match against the Australian.

He said: ‘It’s going to be a tough match. He’s played so well throughout this tournament. But I’ve beat him before and I fancy my chances in the final.’

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