Shaun Murphy was booed by some members of the crowd as he was introduced into the Crucible arena today. It didn't seem to bother him as he carved out a 7-1 lead over Marco Fu.
I don't know what this was all about or whether it was related to his marriage break up and the well publicised spat with his wife but I have no time for this sort of behaviour.
Relationships break up all the time but most do so in private. Murphy is to an extent a public figure but this does not mean his personal life should become an issue on the table.
I realise Shaun is not to everyone's taste, but who is?
I'd be prepared to bet that many of those who have taken against him have never met him in person.
The rights and wrongs of relationship breakdowns are rarely clearcut. Whatever has happened in private, I don't believe Murphy deserves this kind of treatment at the World Championship.