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Jimmy White apologizes for X-rated tirades as legend rages but doesn’t realize he’s on air at World Snooker Championships

SNOOKER legend Jimmy White issued an apology after blasting his “damn working conditions” live on air, with the TV pundit not realizing his mic was on.

The popular Brit seemed even more tense than that World Championship Semifinals he commented between Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins.

Jimmy White apologized after turning the air blue when he didn't realize viewers could hear him - and bemoaned his

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Jimmy White apologized after turning the air blue when he didn’t realize viewers could hear him – and bemoaned his “fucking working conditions”.Credit: Paul Tonge
Eurosport viewers braced themselves for another frame when White's F-word error broke the calm

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Eurosport viewers braced themselves for another frame when White’s F-word error broke the calm

But White’s outburst of frustration at Eurosport seemed to delight rather than dismay social media.

He turned the air blue while two titans of the game were suspended at 5-5.

Immediately after hearing an oddly high-pitched noise in the background, The Whirlwind ranted, “I can’t work in these damn conditions.”

White later apologized on social media, writing: “I sincerely want to apologize for my previous unacceptable language and for any insults caused.

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“Hopefully this hasn’t spoiled anyone’s enjoyment of the coverage and we continue to look forward to an exciting final few days.”

The 59-year-old took taunts from bystanders in armchairs as fast as he used to rattle down snooker balls.

One viewer joked: “Didn’t know Jimmy White was offered the job at Man United.”

Another wrote that the best player who never won the world title was “being a snotty diva”.

And while the source of his irritation was unconfirmed, one attentive viewer suggested, “Jimmy White is obviously not happy about a squeaky noise.”

A snooker lover claimed White was lucky he made his f-word mistake on Eurosport rather than a competing broadcaster.

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She argued, “On any other channel you’d be scolded or worse – how much more can you get away with?”

That drew the reaction: “It happened so often at Eurosport that you would think someone would find out at some point.”

Let’s hope White soon uses Snooker’s famous five-letter word FRAME again instead of the thunderous four-letter faux pas he spouted.

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