Gary Wilson upset the odds to reach the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship – but he might just have pulled off the worst shot in the tournament’s history in his match against Judd Trump.
Wilson is taking on Trump for a place in just his second-ever ranking final.
He’s never been beyond Round One at the Crucible before but has been in red-hot form at the 2019 tournament.
It’s not all been good news for Wilson, though, as the clip below shows.
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His miscued effort to pocket a red into the middle pocket has gone viral on social media.
The Geordie potter attempted to pot the ball but instead missed it completely and fired the white into the pocket instead.
Fans watching on at home couldn’t believe Wilson’s gaffe.
Another tweeted: “Did they find that lad off the street lmao.”
White a fourth posted: “That’s the kind of thing I would do!”
Wilson, whose only previous Crucible appearance saw a first round defeat to Ronnie O’Sullivan two years ago, beat Luca Brecel and former champion Mark Selby to reach the quarter-finals, where he saw off Ali Carter 13-9.
The Wallsend 33-year-old endured six years off the tour and took jobs as a taxi driver, a barman and a production line worker in a frozen foods factory before grasping his second chance.
Wilson said: “I dropped off the tour and I wasn’t good enough to get back on. I was having all these uncertain times when I didn’t know if I was going to be a pro again.
“I was desperate to get back on the tour and just scrape a living. So to go from that point to where I am now, in the one-table set-up, is absolutely amazing and the sort of thing you dream of.”