World Snooker look at Williams slur
A spokesmen from World Snooker has said the organisation will be speaking to Mark Williams after he slammed the Crucible Theatre.
The two-time world champion has been quoted as saying he "hates" the Crucible and would "rather play at Pontins", going on to add that he hoped the World Championships were moved to China in the future. The Sheffield venue has hosted the World Championships since 1977 and has only recently been given a new contract to host the event until 2014. Williams, 37, later went on Twitter to try and defend his action, revealing World Snooker had contacted him regarding his comments. "Wow, I'm in trouble for my last tweet about the Crucible. People from the paper and world snooker been on the phone," he tweeted. In a bid to seemingly avoid disciplinary action, Williams added: "It's only my opinion about the Crucible WSA [World Snooker] so don't send me any letters or fines. "World snooker been on the phone. Not sure if it's because I nearly swore, or said I hate playing at the Crucible, or want the World Championships to go to China." The World Championships start on Saturday, although Williams doesn't get his campaign underway until Wednesday when he faces China's Liu Chuang.