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Darts legend launches scathing attack on Gerwyn Price

03 Jan 2023 3 minute read
Gerwyn Price wearing ear defenders in his match with Gabriel Clemens (Credit: Sky Sports)

John Lowe is the only darts player to win the World Championship in three different decades.

He is revered as a legend of the game and didn’t hold back when asked his views on Gerwyn Price’s wearing of ear defenders during his 5-1 quarter final loss to Gabriel Clemens.

Despite the German recording a memorable victory the headlines focused on Price’s donning of ear defenders midway through the match.

The Welshman has been on the receiving end of much abuse by the crowd at the World Championship, and donned the headwear to drown out the noise.

However, his actions drew the ire of the 77-year-old darts legend Lowe, who took to Facebook to pen his views on the incident.

Karma

He wrote: “I have been asked, and I do not like sitting on the fence, so here I go, my thoughts on the Gerwyn Price and his ear defenders in the World Championship.

“My first reaction when he came out with them on in the fifth set, was to smile, a joke I thought, then I realised he was for real, it was intentional, a bigger smile, he had managed to turn the biggest event in World Darts into a pantomime, then it all went wrong.

“The defenders kept slipping on his head, they only lasted for that one set, the next set which was the last he lost 3-0, the joke was over for Gerwyn, the player who said he didn’t care what the crowd thought, or what they did, it did not bother him, they had quite clearly won.

“The real truth is, he did not play well enough to bother Gabriel Clemens after the first set, the German out classed him, as for the crowds behaviour towards Price which resulted in him wearing ear plugs (even under the defenders) that began in the Grand Slam in 2019. Price was fined £21.500 and suspended for three months for bad behaviour, first to Simon Whitlock, and then to Gary Anderson in the final, Gerwyn openly said “they don’t like it up um” obviously aimed at the two players

“He should have realised both those top players had many loyal supporters in the audience, the paying fans do not forget, Clemens had massive support from his German fans at Ally Pally, Price was outclassed on stage, outnumbered in the audience, what he did have was his own karma at fault.”

After losing to Clemens, Price posted a statement on his Instagram where he threatened to never compete in the World Championships again.

He wrote: “So frustrating, you play all year round preparing for this one tournament. So gutted I wasn’t let play but Good luck everyone left in. Not sure I will ever play in this event again.”

Now it appears that the World No.1 has wiped his Instagram account clean, less than 24 hours after threatening to boycott the World Championship.

Tonight Michael van Gerwen will take on Michael Smith in the World Darts Championship Final at Alexandra Palace


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Ceramike
Ceramike
1 month ago

Gerwyn may be his own worst enemy.

NOT Grayham Jones
NOT Grayham Jones
1 month ago

He is certainly not the sharpest tool in the box- but then darts is not the most intellectually difficult game in the World. Gerwyn is good for a laugh though and brightens up a pretty boring game to watch.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Gerwyn Price has a marmite personality. You either like hi Drm or not. He’s like a pantomime baddie, And yes he’s his own worst enemy at times to warrant the boos, but the crowd chanting disgusting anti-Welsh taunts like “Sheep****** and ” the Welsh will always be England’s slaves”, and also Price’s supporters had beer thrown or spat at them and were also taunted. And what was Sky’s answer? Did they tell the audience to stop or leave auditorium? No. It was to turn down the volume of the crowd on TV so those slights were not heard. What a… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Y Cymro
Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

All on duty officials in charge of crowd control should be sacked for allowing bad behaviour to continue.

Owen williams
Owen williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Nonsense. I’ve heard far far worse from wales fans at the arms park when England play against wales.

CapM
CapM
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen williams

Maybe consider whether the English team heard them.
Have you really heard “far far worse from wales fans” ?

Owen williams
Owen williams
1 month ago
Reply to  CapM

Just pointing out the nonsense of Cymro post. Also heard far worse at ninian park, seems to me just a publicity stunt by young Gerwyn, good on him too,

Riki
Riki
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen williams

Such as?

Riki
Riki
1 month ago

21st century – There is only Two groups of people left that you are allowed to abuse, Russian or Welsh! If You are Black, Jewish, or a Woman! You’d lose everything if you aimed half the things Gerwyn has to put up at one of those groups.

Owen williams
Owen williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Riki

Nonsense. Such as?

Riki
Riki
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen williams

Sheep Sh******! The English claiming we are their slaves! Etc. The English claiming why the Welsh are so backwards is because of Welsh mothers (Blue Books)! Ignorance is bliss mate, I’m sure you are aware.

Owen williams
Owen williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Riki

Heard far worse at the arms park by welsh fans

Riki
Riki
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen williams

Such as?! I will entertain your self hatred for now. I’m really interested how often the Victims are turned into the aggressor. All thanks to a serious lack of historical knowledge, maybe you could enlighten me as to why I’m obviously so wrong?

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