Gary Anderson believes ‘a hell of a lot of players’ are guilty of cheating in darts and has labelled them cowards and their behaviour ‘pathetic’.
Anderson produced a memorable interview with Sky Sports after beating Czech youngster Adam Gawlas at the Grand Slam of Darts on Monday.
The 49-year-old said after the match: ‘When you get players that snark in your ear every time you throw. It always seems to come from the same team. Then it gets on your nerves a bit.
‘So would I pull out (of the tournament)? Yeah. Because darts isn’t darts anymore.
‘You need to have a word with everyone who watches darts. Call it gamesmanship? I call it cheating and I’ll see them through there when I go through.
‘I’ve still got a sore knee though. It’s not upset me. Ask a lot of players, they don’t say anything. I’ll say something.
‘If they’re all sniffing they better get their test again. That’s the way I look at it.’
‘It seems to have been a disease that’s spread through darts, it’s weird. It’s funny what money will make people do.
‘I can honestly say every tournament I’ve ever won, I’ve never done anything untoward. I might have taken my darts slowly out the board or something, but I can put hand on heart and say any tournament I’ve won I’ve not done any extreme tactics or cheating. Sorry it’s called gamesmanship now.’
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