Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan has steered that feminine umpires and referees ought to stick with girls’s sports activities and male officers to males’s occasions after Serena Williams clashed with Carlos Ramos in her US Open remaining defeat towards Naomi Osaka.
The 42-year-old steered that same-sex match officers is likely to be the best way ahead as a result of women and men ‘suppose in a different way’ and ‘males don’t actually perceive girls’.
Williams accused Portuguese chair umpire Ramos of being a ‘sexist’ in addition to a ‘liar’ and a ‘thief’ for handing her three code violations, which resulted in a sport penalty.
The fallout from the row has been outstanding, however O’Sullivan believes that the drama may have been averted if women and men caught to refereeing their very own gender’s sports activities.
‘Feminine referees are excellent however possibly females ought to referee feminine matches as a result of they perceive how a girl thinks,’ he stated after his Shanghai Masters semi-final victory on Friday.
‘Possibly males ought to simply referee males’s matches as a result of they know the way males suppose.
‘That is was what I used to be considering when Serena Williams was taking part in.
‘Women and men are completely different. They suppose in a different way. And males don’t actually perceive girls.
‘If a girl was refereeing one other girl then she will be able to go: “Oh, I can perceive possibly how she is feeling”.’
Chinese language referee Peggy Li took cost of O’Sullivan’s match however he had no complaints along with her efficiency.
Whereas Ramos oversaw the US Open girls’s remaining, the lads’s remaining between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro was overseen by British umpire Alison Hughes.