Kurt Maflin was warned for placing his center finger up on the cue ball throughout his World Snooker Championship first spherical match.
The 34-year-old took his frustrations out within the 16th body towards David Gilbert.
Maflin was on for a most 147 break when the white ball hit the yellow to place him out of place for the penultimate purple.
The prize for a 147 at this 12 months’s occasion is £40,000 and he was clearly irritated at lacking out on the chance for a giant payday.
Referee Tatiana Woollaston needed to warn Maflin about his conduct following the gesture.
She stated: “I’ve to warn you – the subsequent one, you lose the body.”
Maflin did go on to beat Gilbert 10-Eight to maneuver to the second spherical of the match on the Crucible Theatre.
After the win, he stated: “I meant nothing by it. It was purely aggression being taken out on the cue ball.
“I felt like I’d labored actually exhausting to get into that place… and when the white hit the yellow, it was simply a type of reactions.
“She [Woollaston] was whispering and I believed she was telling me to tuck my shirt in, however she advised me she needed to warn me for the gesture. I wasn’t fairly with it at that stage.”
Maflin will go on to face John Higgins within the second spherical of the World Championship.