Snooker star O’Sullivan stops to feed rough sleeper in doorway on -10C night

Ronnie O’Sullivan giving food he had bought to a homeless man in Cardiff city centre.

Here’s a man who deserves to be called a star, rather than those whose celebrity simply feeds their own selfishness.

I’m aware that many of our most famous do their good deeds under cover; perhaps Mr O’Sullivan would have preferred this to be the same, but his activities were spontaneous, on the street, and seen by members of the public.

That doesn’t excuse those who ignore the vulnerable and needy, or – worse – those in the political arena who deliberately contribute to their plight.

A Tory politician stopping to help the homeless would be a hypocrite – unless they rebelled against their party’s policies (and there are precious few of those, if any).

So let’s take the opportunity to praise Mr O’Sullivan – and cast those others into the shade they deserve.

Snooker superstar Ronnie O’Sullivan may have endured a disappointing time at the Welsh Open, but that didn’t stop him showing his caring side in Cardiff.

As he left the Motorpoint Arena after being knocked out in the quarter final by John Higgins, he spotted a homeless man sleeping in a doorway.

Temperatures had dropped to around -10°C on the bitterly cold night, Wales Online reports.

Ronnie was so shocked to see the man in the doorway of the nearby Rainbow Casino he had to do something.

He went to the supermarket next door and bought him some sandwiches and drinks.

Source: Ronnie O’Sullivan stops to feed homeless man sleeping in doorway on bitterly cold -10°C night – Mirror Online

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5 thoughts on “Snooker star O’Sullivan stops to feed rough sleeper in doorway on -10C night

  1. hugosmum70

    that immediately made me think of the following …….dont normally quote bible verses but a lot of people would do well to read these verses.especially those conservatives that claim to be Christians yet still follow the austerity measures. Matthew 25:38-46 first 2 verses…verse 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? verse 39. When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’…. add homelessness into the list there(which is actually mentioned in the other verses of that quote.

  2. Noreen

    Mr O’Sullivan is kind to help someone but, if I had the snooker star’s apparently huge income, I would have bought him a hotel room for a few nights also.

  3. The Toffee

    Good on O’Sullivan – for this only.

    However, this is the same fella what ruined a 147 break deliberately because the prize money ‘wasn’t enough’. at the same tournament in 2016

    That £12k could’ve gone to a local homeless charity…

    (I wonder if any of the posts I’ve made today will be published, Mike?)

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