Crucible controversy as McGill accuses Clarke of obstructing his eyeline

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan level with Ding Junhui at 8-8 in second round
  • Neil Robertson and Barry Hawkins also at 8-8

Jamie Clarke and Anthony McGill became involved in a heated confrontation in their World Championship second-round encounter at the Crucible, where Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui were deadlocked at 8-8.

Trailing 7-2 in the afternoon session, McGill accused Clarke of deliberately standing in his eyeline as the Scot prepared to play a long yellow from the baulk end. Referee Jan Verhaas came between the qualifiers and ordered Clarke from the other end of the table, directing him to his chair.

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