Mark Allen has received a fine from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.
The Pistol took to social media to vent his frustrations after being handed the financial penalty.
Although not stated, the fine is likely attributed to his comments in the immediate aftermath of sealing the World Grand Prix title in January.
After a gruelling title-deciding showdown with Judd Trump ended 10-9 in the Northern Irishman’s favour, Allen admitted in his post-match interview that he had been so nervous he was “shaking like a s***ting dog.”
The WPBSA has strict guidelines prohibiting players from using inappropriate language in interviews and on social media.
However, Allen – who has been no stranger to fines from the governing body over the years – was clearly left unimpressed with the decision.
“Just a quick thanks to the WPBSA for the nice fine I received via email,” Mark Allen wrote on Twitter, with just a hint of sarcasm.
“In future I’ll not be human and say absolutely nothing in my interviews. Have a lovely day.”
Fortunately for the 36 year-old, he is enjoying the most lucrative season of his career having already captured three ranking trophies in the 2022/23 term.
In addition to winning the World Grand Prix, the world number three also defended his Northern Ireland Open crown and followed that up with a maiden UK Championship success in York.
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Allen has accumulated more than half a million pounds in prize money from ranking events alone since the start of the season.
The Antrim potter is still involved in this week’s tournament as well after reaching the quarter-finals of the Welsh Open, where he’ll face Robert Milkins on Friday.
Should he beat the Milkman and reach the last four in Llandudno, Allen will receive a £150,000 bonus for winning the BetVictor Series.
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