‘Bad loser’ Ali Carter refuses to put on medal from Ronnie O’Sullivan Masters loss

Ali Carter divided snooker followers by initially refusing to put on his runner’s up medal after shedding to Ronnie O’Sullivan in The Masters last.

Carter, 44, watched a 3 body lead slip away as O’Sullivan got here from behind to win the Masters and the £250,000 prize. The World no.10 managed to amass a 6-3 lead over the Rocket and seemed on the right track to win at Alexandra Palace.

However, O’Sullivan dug deep to safe a wide ranging 10-7 victory in entrance of a raucous crowd. During the medal presentation, Carter initially refused to have his runners-up medal put round his neck, resulting in consternation on social media.

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One fan mentioned: “He came second and won a lot of money from the man about to put it around his neck. Not hard for somebody to deal with and if he can’t, then he should take a hard look at his attitude.”

A second additionally added: “Agreed. Cannot stand footy players/teams that refuse or take off their runner up medals either,” referencing the reactions of the England soccer workforce after they have been defeated by Italy within the Euro 2020 last. Another wrote: “Ali Carter such a sourpuss. Bit of a bad loser.”

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Ali Carter refuses to wear a medal after coming second in the Masters
Carter didn’t need the medal to be positioned round his neck

However, some followers understood why he was not eager on having the medal draped over his head. One fan sarcastically requested: “Could it be he doesn’t want someone to put a losers medal around his neck?” A second then tweeted: “Don’t blame him, he wanted a major and lost it – good to see he was gutted and just didn’t accept it.”

Carter did finally put the medal round his neck, however he didn’t look too glad to be carrying it. But whereas he didn’t love the medal, he tried to take care of a constructive perspective after shedding. “He’s beginning to annoy me,” Carter laughed in his post-match interview. “Obviously I’m gutted I misplaced. The last, it is all about profitable.

Ali Carter reacts with his runners up medal following the MrQ Masters final against Ronnie O'Sullivan (not pictured) on day eight of the MrQ Masters at Alexandra Palace, London
Carter did finally put the medal on

“Before I rocked up here I would’ve taken the final but I’ve got good things to come for me and I’m heading in the right direction. Ronnie played very well, he missed a few at the end and the crowd got excited.

“When you play Ronnie you must play the group, you must settle for it. I did my greatest nevertheless it simply wasn’t ok.”