On the day when Ronnie O'Sullivan hit his tenth maximum 147 break, the game of Snooker has officially been voted as the most boring spectator sport in the world. This announcement comes just days after former World Champion Steve Davis was nominated for the prestigious Most Boring Man Alive Award.
The news will outrage followers of Golf who have long claimed it is their sport which sends the most people to sleep.
Although we tried to talk to the fans currently watching the World Open in Glasgow, we didn't want to wake anybody up and so were forced to talk to Snooker Supremo Barry Hearne. He said 'We are delighted that Snooker is, at last, on the map. This will hopefully give the game the profile it deserves around the world.'
It is not just the spectators who are bored senseless when watching the game however. Even the players sometimes struggle to stay awake during the course of their own matches. O'Sullivan himself nodded off and had to be woken by the referee before potting the black to seal his maximum break. 'It's just really Dull,' he said, after the match.
Snooker fans can look forward to O'Sullivans next match, where he will take on the most exciting player since the late Alex Higgins, Jimmy White. Non Snooker-enthusiasts can watch paint dry for the same effect.