Ronnie O’Sullivan shows off incredible lockdown tache… and says it’s modelled on snooker legend Willie Thorne

RONNIE O’SULLIVAN says his groovy lockdown moustache was styled on Willie Thorne.

And after social media comparisons to late Queen singer Freddie Mercury, the hungry Rocket mentioned: I’ll wish to break freed from this bubble.

 Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan is channelling legend Willie Thorne with his lockdown moustache

Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan is channelling legend Willie Thorne along with his lockdown moustache

The five-time world champion, 44, turned up for the Championship League in Milton Keynes for the primary time sporting a bushy higher lip.

Requested for the inspiration for the facial turf, O’Sullivan instantly considered 66-year-old snooker legend Thorne, who’s present process chemotherapy therapy for leukaemia.

He mentioned: “I set myself a problem as quickly as we have been in lockdown. Initially I believed I’d develop a beard.

“However that received a bit itchy. Then my companion mentioned: ‘Why not grow a tache?’

“So I believed: ‘Why not for a giggle?’ I’d maintain it. I’m like a brand new Willie Thorne – however with hair.

“I hope he’s doing okay.

“A few people also said I look like Mexican drug lord El Chapo and Freddie Mercury.”

 Five-time World Champ O'Sullivan normally sports a clean-shaven look

5-time World Champ O’Sullivan usually sports a clean-shaven lookCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty

In his first aggressive match since February, O’Sullivan hit a 112 break towards Kishan Hirani in Group 10.

Nevertheless, O’Sullivan isn’t a fan of the Covid-19 lockdown state of affairs on the Marshall Enviornment, saying he has run out of his home-cooked meals.

The world no.6 added: “We’re cooped up on this bubble right here. That’s the exhausting bit.

“I’ve struggled not having the liberty to exit for a stroll, get a espresso, seize a little bit of contemporary air.

“I used to be within the room for 24 hours. I’ve had a headache. I’ve began to get a little bit of a cough. I can not open the home windows in my room.

“It’s vital to be in good well being in the meanwhile.

“If each match was going to be like this and the sort of bubble, I’m undecided I might be capable of do it.

“There are not any heating amenities right here. I don’t thoughts consuming chilly meals however I’ve run out. It’s a little bit of a nightmare.

“I’m eating cornflakes instead. That’s all I’m prepared to eat.”

There was no messing round from O’Sullivan as he simply gained his three matches with out dropping a body.

The Coral Tour Championship, which was cancelled in March, has moved from Llandudno.

It’ll now happen June 20-26 with out followers on the Marshall Enviornment in Milton Keynes.

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RONNIE O’SULLIVAN says his groovy lockdown moustache was styled on Willie Thorne.