Japanese pool player’s post-match interview goes off the rails
Naoyuki Oi isn’t exctly a huge star in professional billiards, but he’s certainly got flair when he gets in front of a camera.
Fresh off winning a match to reach the quarterfinals at the World Pool Masters in Gibraltar, Oi disregarded the interviewer’s first question and launched into an utterly bizarre spectacle.
“Mmmm. My name is Naoyuki Oi. Today very lucky. Congratulations MEEEEEE!!!,” he began and, well, just watch the rest:
You may have noticed the bit about an apple and a pen and gotten a little lost. Well, apparently he’s referencing a short music video that’s gone viral in Japan called “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.” While it’s spawned all sorts of questionable (and likely NSFW) tribute videos, here’s the original:
Yeah, so there’s that.
As for Oi and his colorful style in front of the camera at tournaments, apparently that’s kind of his thing. Here he is with a teammate at a doubles event in 2015.
Good luck in the quarterfinals, Oi. And please do an interview after regardless.