A furious Gary Anderson has threatened to QUIT darts despite getting the better of Mensur Suljovic at the PDC World Championship.
The Scot sealed his place in the last 16 of the competition as he edged to a 4-3 victory over Suljovic.
But Anderson was livid with his Austrian opponent’s underhand tactics throughout the match, taking particular issue with how slow the Austrian was between throws.
The victory didn’t placate Anderson in any way though as he threatened to walk away from the sport if he’s involved in matches like that again.
He told Sky Sports: “What everyone watched was absolutely dire. Absolute joke.
“I play darts, I’ve always wanted to play darts. Everyone says ‘why do you get cheesed off with darts?’ That’s one of the reasons, absolute bull.
“We were told what tables we were on. I ended up on the wrong table for the duration of the game. I’d have thought even Sky would’ve picked up on where I should’ve been for a start and it could’ve been done right away.
“Did you watch the third set? Was he slow? Nah, he wasn’t slow.
“If that’s darts, I’m off-ski. Simple as that. If that’s how darts is going and that’s how it’s being played then have fun, I’m off-ski, I’m going away for a game of golf. I ain’t through that again.
“We were told just before we went onto the stage what table we’re on. Mensur has gone to the wrong table… as usual nothing said.
“I just want to play darts. Did you enjoy the darts? I never. I’m sure there’s about 90 per cent of folk watching at home, they probably turned over and watched Corrie or something. I would’ve.
“If you get spanked the boy’s been better than you, shake his hand and on you go. But come on, that’s a load of tripe.”
When asked if he’d spoken to Suljovic, Anderson replied: “What can you say? You see it in black and white. I’ve seen it in black and white and I feel sorry for the folk who watched it…”
Controversy has followed Anderson in the past having been at the centre of the ‘fartgate’ scandal at the Grand Slam of Darts in November 2018.
His quarter-final clash against Wesley Harms was overshadowed by Anderson being accused of farting during the match with the objective of gaining an advantage over his opponent.