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Mark Allen describes Antrim as 'the pits'

Mark Allen

Under fire snooker ace Mark Allen is set to attrack further flak after branding his hometown of Antrim “the pits”.

The Northern Ireland snooker player who attracted criticism for suggesting Chinese opponents cheat, was in hot water again after putting the jibe about Antrim on Twitter. Responding to a fan who invited fellow snooker professional Judd Trump to come to Antrim for a holiday, Allen tweeted: “If you know what’s good for you Judd, stay where you are. It’s the pits!! But it’s home”

Mr Allen tweeted the insult two weeks ago but was last night unavailable to comment on the story in the Sun newspaper.

Belfast Telegraph