Leighton Bennett reveals social media torment following BDO World Championship debut

livedarts in Live Darts TV 15 Jan 2020
Teenage sensation Leighton Bennett looks back on his first experience in the BDO World Championship at Indigo at The O2, as well as his defeat to Keane ...

Leighton Bennett has opened up on the social media abuse he has been subjected to during his first season on the BDO circuit.

Bennett, 14, was beaten in the opening round of the 2020 BDO World Championship by former champion Scott Mitchell.

He then went on to lose 3-0 to Ireland’s Keane Barry in the BDO World Youth final, but admits abuse on social media has affected his game.

Bennett became the youngest player ever to qualify for a World Darts Championship and has shot to prominence over the past 12 months.