Fans in stitches at bizarre optical illusion as ‘Granny O’Sullivan spotted’ at World Snooker Championship at Crucible

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SNOOKER fans were left in stitches after an odd optical illusion saw a spectator appear to be wearing a snooker outfit.

During BBC television coverage of Judd Trump’s first round match with Hossein Vafaei in the World Snooker Championship, viewers were caught off guard by what appeared to be a third player.

🤔 I didn't know she was playing

— Steady (@DeanoGorton) April 23, 2024
A fan captured the moment a spectator appeared to have the body of a snooker star

A fan sitting in the crowd had their head perfectly positioned behind the Prince of Persia as he waited for Trump to make his next shot in the 10th set.

Their head and neck appeared to be attached to the body of a snooker players as a reflection onto the seat positioned a body there.

One viewer captured the moment and shared it to social media, captioning the post: “I didn’t know she was playing.”

In response, one fan said: “Tickled me that.”

A second said: “Mixed doubles.”

A third added: “The winner as to play her . She’s got a quid on the table mate.”

Another said: “Granny O’Sullivan.”

While many others replied with laughing emojis.


Trump, 34, beat Vafaei, 29, 10-5 to book a spot in the second round.

Favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan kicks off his Crucible campaign against 22-year-old Jackson Page – who is mentored by Mark Williams – tomorrow.

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