Gerwyn Price was the target of X-rated taunts during the PDC Darts World Championship, which led to pressure on Sky Sports to turn down the television sound after he was besmirched with a Gareth Bale chant
Gerwyn Price received X-rated abuses after his win.
As Gerwyn Price survived a second-round scare last night, he experienced horrific insults and X-rated shouts. On the fifth night of the PDC World Darts Championship, the No. 1 player in the world overcame a set deficit to upset the tenacious Luke Woodhouse 3-1.
Crowd Rips Into Gerwyn Price With Gareth Bale Chant During Darts World Championship
I’m not a Gerwyn Price fan, even though he’s a great darts player to be fair to him. However, the idiots in the crowd chanting “you’re just a shit Gareth Bale” to him is just cringy as fuck! Love the darts, hate the crowds! #LoveTheDarts #DartsWorldChampionship
— Rob (@RobertEvansDJ) December 19, 2022
𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗰𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗻 🥶
— Live Darts (@livedarts) December 19, 2022
Yet angry spectators shouted at the Welshman, “You’re just a s*** Gareth Bale,” forcing Sky Sports to turn down the TV sound. Sadly, 37-year-old Price has grown accustomed to hearing such slurs on a darts stage. But after securing his place after Christmas and avoiding the tournament’s biggest shock, he responded to the bettors by flexing his enormous biceps.
After the Thanksgiving meal is over, The Iceman, who pulled off a 150 checkout in the fourth set, might take against Raymond van Barneveld in the third round. Additionally, the combination has recent history from Wolverhampton’s Grand Slam of Darts last month.
What did Price say?
Price said: “That was incredibly difficult; I was more anxious than I had been in the previous two years. I ought to have been down 2-0. Luke, bless him, thankfully broke down. “It was a challenging game. I have to make it through. I don’t want to be eliminated in the first round, so I’m protecting huge money. I never get nervous, so this was unusual for me.
“I was happy to get through right away. It’s now easy sailing. “If they are a little bit nicer to me, I would like to pick up the title once more.”
Ritchie Edhouse, an Essex boy, lost to Canadian David Cameron 3-2 despite a WASP sitting on his shirt throughout the decisive set. Veteran Steve Beaton competed in the BDO and PDC circuits at a record-breaking 32 consecutive world championships. A 3-0 setback to Dutchman Danny van Trijp, though, made the 58-year-evening old’s miserable.