Your Den­tal Surgery

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

THE World Snooker Cham­pi­onships kick off on Satur­day but view­ers could be set to miss out on a familiar sight.

The green felt on the ta­ble, and the star play­ers will all take cen­tre stage at the Cru­cible in Sh­effield, but the sport’s most famous fan could be forced out – be­cause of his choice of cloth­ing.

Coven­try’s Brian Wright is a main­stay at the Cham­pi­onships, reg­u­larly be­ing spot­ted in the crowds af­ter first at­tend­ing the global spec­ta­cle in 1989.

Brian is easy to spot, as he al­ways wears one of his many Coven­try City foot­ball shirts . How­ever, this could be all set to change this year, as World Snooker have banned foot­ball shirts from the world famous venue.

In a con­tro­ver­sial move, it has been re­vealed that a dress code has been in­tro­duced at the event. In a state­ment on World Snooker’s web­site, it says: “Sorry foot­ball fans... but from this year, spec­ta­tors are re­quested to dress smartly in the arena.

“The Event Pro­moter re­quests that no sports­wear or team sport shirts are worn. If in the opin­ion of the Event Pro­moter an item of cloth­ing is not deemed suit­able to wear in the arena the per­son will be re­fused ad­mis­sion un­til such time they have found an al­ter­na­tive item of cloth­ing that is deemed ac­cept­able.”

And Brian, who even pro­posed to his wife at the event in 2012, has slammed World Snooker chair­man Barry Hearn for the de­ci­sion. He said: “It’s a load of rub­bish. World Snooker wanted to ‘re­mind fans’ that foot­ball shirts were not al­lowed, but we were never told in the first place.

“They’ve said that ri­val foot­ball fans could start fight­ing, but I’ve been go­ing

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