Snooker star Gary Wilson hilariously misses red and pots white in Crucible match against Judd Trump

PUB PLAYERS around the country will be able to sympathise with Gary Wilson.

Not just the fact he once worked as a taxi driver, bar man or in a frozen food factory to pay bills after dropping off the professional snooker tour.

No, it was the shot he played in the 11th frame of his Betfred World Snooker championships semi-final with Judd Trump that most people would have appreciated.

With the score locked at 5-5, Wilson had the chance to sink an easy red and keep on the pressure on the No.7 seed in the one-table set-up at the Crucible.

Yet instead he miscued the white…and the ball bounced into the middle pocket, missing the red completely.

It was a complete freak shot for a professional to perform.

So much so snooker fan Ismael Yau joked: “What was he thinking?”

Rich on Twitter joked: “Oy, that’s my trick shot!”

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Olly Rogers said: “I’m good at that shot.”

The winner of this semi-final will play in the final on Sunday and Monday with the winner receiving £500,000.

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