‘Had no idea it was true’: Former world snooker champ ridiculed for ‘Chernobyl’ series admission
Snooker star Robertson, 37, shared his admiration for the show on Twitter, but claimed that he did not realize it was based on real events until the very end of the series.
“Just finished watching Chernobyl. Wow that was fantastic! Had no idea it was actually true until the end clips,” the Aussie wrote to his 111,000 followers.
Just finished watching Chernobyl. Wow that was fantastic! Had no idea it was actually true until the end clips— Neil Robertson🌱 (@nr147) July 23, 2019
That prompted widespread bemusement, with some suggesting other factually-based films and TV shows he might want to check out, such as 'Titanic'.
You should try Titanic mate. It’s a bit far fetched for a film but a great watch 🛳👌🏻— Adam Buckley (@AJBucko) July 23, 2019
Did you feel the same after Schindler’s List or Titanic?— Brendan Maguire (@Sonofcondorman) July 23, 2019
Others pondered whether the most famous nuclear disaster of all time - which happened near the city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine on April 26, 1986 - could really have passed Robertson by, even being born as far away as he was in Australia.
Are u joking ?— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) July 23, 2019
You having a laugh?— Steven Furness (@Stevef31Furness) July 23, 2019
But the snooker star remained adamant that he really was unaware of one of the most talked-about tragedies in recent decades.
Born and grew up in Australia until I was 21. So I guess you could say I did👍🏻— Neil Robertson🌱 (@nr147) July 23, 2019
Why’s that? Was never talked about in school in Australia and I’ve certainly never heard anyone talk about it since I’ve been living here 🤷♂️— Neil Robertson🌱 (@nr147) July 24, 2019
HBO series ‘Chernobyl’ has won widespread acclaim, and is the highest-rated show ever on the popular IMDB website with a score of 9.5.
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