RONNIE O’SULLIVAN let off a Rocket as he left a referee in stitches while potting on Wednesday.
The snooker legend had already been eliminated from the Champions League, the season’s first ranking event, before taking on old foe Ali Carter.
That was after he had lost to Chinese duo Yuan Sijun (0-3) and Pang Junxu (1-3) in Group A of the last-32 stage.
But he was still in a mischievous mood as he romped to a win which saw him produce breaks of 127 and 66.
O’Sullivan is usually used to the sweet smell of success in his iconic career – but he kicked up a stink towards the end of the match.
And his farty trick is becoming something of a trademark now.
O’Sullivan, who claims he wasted nine years of his career parting, was potting the final pink when the hilariously incident occurred.
The record-equalling seven-time world champion was just about to take his shot when he loudly passed wind.
A huge smile spread across his face as he turned to the poor referee, who was standing behind him, with the official struggling to contain himself too.
O’Sullivan managed to keep his composure as he went on to pot the black and claim the 3-0 victory.
It’s not the first time that the century break specialist, a father of three, has unleashed a fart during a match.
The 46-year-old let one fly during a WST Pro Series match with Tom Ford last year.
And that was after he dropped another gas bomb while taking on Matthew Stevens at the 2020 Northern Ireland Open.
O’Sullivan will return to action against namesake Sean O’Sullivan at the European Masters on August 16 in Germany.