Snooker legend Cliff Thorburn launches new Facebook page

By Elliott West

Legendary snooker star Cliff Thorburn has set up a new Facebook page so he can interact more with his fans.

A star in the 1980s, the “Grinder”, as Thorburn affectionately became known, went on to win the 1980 World Championship beating Alex Higgins 18-16 in a thrilling final and achieved a memorable 147 at the Crucible in 1983.

The Canadian also won the Masters three times.

Forty years on from his famous World Championship win, Thorburn has branched out onto social media and set up a new Facebook page – which can be seen here.

And in a new video he tells his fans: “I want to interact with you more and I look forward to it.”

So far the page has racked up more than 900 likes.

Cliff Thorburn. Picture by Monique Limbos

Another video shot in a sunny Toronto, Thorburn jokes: “I’m going to be a bit more active on Facebook now that I’m starting to learn what to do. And maybe tell you a few stories as well.

And snooker fans are loving it.

For fans his new Facebook page resembles a trip down memory lane, an account that they catch up with one of snooker’s all-time greats.

One comment read: “Thanks for posting Cliff. I’m looking forward to more chatting from you. Because I have been in your company before so I know what a sense of humour you have.”

And another said: “Nice to see you on Facebook Sir and look forward to more posts in the coming weeks. Stay safe and well Cliff.”

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