Snooker's reigning world champion and No 1-ranked player Mark Selby agrees with Shaun Murphy's view that amateurs should not be allowed to play in professional tournaments.
World No 6 Murphy made the headlines on Wednesday after an extraordinary rant following his first-round elimination at the UK Championship by 19-year-old amateur Si Jiahui.
The World Snooker tour have allowed players like Si to enter the UK Championship via the 'top-up' system, whereby if 128 professionals are not available then amateurs can fill the slots. The same system is used in other tournaments too.
Shaun Murphy was not happy after his first-round defeat at the UK Championship this week
Mark Selby threw his weight behind Murphy
Murphy argued that this creates an