John Higgins has revealed that he almost pulled out of the Shanghai Masters in August after being told that his world final re-match with Mark Selby was being put on a non-TV table.
Higgins told me how incensed he was in an interview for the Sunday Herald, which can be read here:
I know some people will say, 'prima-donna, who does he think he is?'
Well here's who he is: the world champion and world no.1 who flew to Shanghai the month before the tournament to attend an official launch.
The matches chosen ahead of his were Steve Davis v Dave Harold and Stuart Bingham v Stuart Pettman.
As I said at the time, it was a bewildering decision.