Snooker ace Mark Selby handed writ during live match

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Mark Selby has been knocked out of the Welsh Open quarter-finals but the competition was overshadowed by weird circumstances.

The snooker ace was left stunned after being handed legal papers —just seconds before the start of his match on live television.

Cameras captured the moment when the world number four was approached by his former manager, George Barmby, and handed him an envelope before saying aloud: “Mark Selby, you are officially served with a writ and bankruptcy notice. I’ll leave that with you”.

Barmby claims the snooker star owes him nearly £14,000.

The 25-year-old Englishman admitted after the match that the incident had affected him during his game against Anthony Hamilton.

“All I could think about was what was in the envelope,” he told the BBC.

A World Snooker spokesperson described the incident as “inappropriate”.

Watch the video below.