SNOOKER star Jack Lisowski has revealed he had to get police involved after being targeted by a stalker.
The Big Lisowski is into the last 16 of the World Snooker Championship and faces Anthony McGill on Saturday.
Lisowski's stock is on the rise after reaching the quarter-final at the Crucible last year, but his fame has prompted unwanted attention.
The 31-year-old explained he had trouble with a stalker, which he admits is not uncommon amongst snooker players.
Fortunately the situation was dealt with by the authorities, but it left Lisowski feeling uncomfortable.
He said in an interview with The Sportsman: “In snooker you get some people… it just attracts all sorts of people that watch you and maybe don’t know the boundaries. Not everyone thinks the same.
READ MORE IN SNOOKER
I’m a snooker legend but I would have had a horrific job if I didn’t make it
BBC slammed over coverage as they miss huge moment at World Championship
“It was an interesting period I had, and some very strange things happened to me. I had this one person – but a few players have had it, and worse I think.
“Some fans just think differently. In terms of the worst moment… just all of it made me feel pretty creeped out and uncomfortable.
“Emails, social media, in person – everything, and it was all a bit much. But that is part of it I suppose. You play snooker and go on the TV, and some brains out there work differently.
“In my case it went legal over in Germany and the police got involved. But it got sorted in the end.
Most read in Sport
Snooker star Vafaei stuns Crucible with 'disrespectful move' at O'Sullivan
British motorcycling champion died aged 35 after injuries forced him to retire
Fans concerned over Conor McGregor's deleted 420 post amid plume of smoke
Viewers concerned as Man Utd fan falls from seat before crashing into others
“That one is over, but maybe if you are in the public eye and on television, it can happen to people in their careers. It’s not ideal, you wouldn’t want it, but you have to roll with those punches.
“I am just trying to win matches and titles, and doing my best to block anything else out. It can happen in sport, and it is just weird when it does."
Source: Read Full Article