The situation in question is recorded in this video:
My questions are:
- Starting at 1:40 in the video, what is the referee doing? They are placing a red ball on the table and the commentators suggest that he is determining whether that red can be hit from where the cue ball is — but why does he need to know that, about a ball that isn’t on the table?
- What happens at 5:24? The referee calls a foul, but for what? And whatever it is, did Ronnie do it intentionally to escape the situation, or was it a genuine mistake?
- At 6:05, Higgins is told that he cannot request a replace because of the foul. Why is he confused about this? What do the commentators mean when they say “it’s still a miss” and “if you play a foul shot, you can call a miss”? What are the players and the referee discussing?