Gerwyn Price slams ‘cheaters’ after crowd heckles and abuses him in PDC darts quarterfinal loss
Welsh darts star Gerwyn Price has apparently spoken out against fans who abused him throughout his PDC World Darts Championship quarter-final loss to Michael Smith on Sunday night.
Price was booed throughout the game, complaining to officials about the behavior of some fans inside Alexandra Palace trying to dissuade him.
The Welshman has had to deal with constant abuse and ‘sheep sh *** er’ chants throughout this year’s events with Sky Sports being forced to cut coverage on several occasions.
Price was clearly not happy with the treatment, posting a one-word statement on his Instagram Story after the loss that simply read: “Cheats.”
As tension mounted in an exciting game against Smith, Price stopped mid-throwing in Game 4 of the eighth set to demand the removal of a rowdy.
After play resumed, the Welshman had two match darts but failed to land either as Smith carried the contest to a decider and ultimately came out victorious.
Sky Sports were forced to mute their coverage of Price’s match against Kim Huybrechts amid X-rated abuse from the crowd earlier this week, while the same chants were heard as he outscored Dirk van Duijvenbode 4- 1 in the last 16.
The volatile crowd at Alexandra Palace called the pantomime villain Price a “sheep sh *** ing b ******”, also chanting, “You know what you are, you know what you are , you’re a sheep sh ** * uh you know what you are! ” You can read more about it and the accusations of racism it sparked here.
The former rugby player has become a divisive figure during his astonishing rise to the top of the sport in recent years.
He ran into abusive supporters at the World Grand Prix in October, calling them pathetic as he stood on stage in a live television interview.