Gerwyn Price and Adrian Lewis came to blows following a heated contest at the 2022 Czech Darts Open in Prague…
Gerwyn Price and Adrian Lewis came to blows following a heated contest at the 2022 Czech Darts Open in Prague on Saturday.
The two former World Champions had to be separated by referee Russ Bray on stage after Lewis had closed out a 6-3 victory in their Second Round tie.
The incident came after Lewis had approached and hugged Price after hitting the winning double, but the Welshman did not welcome his opponent’s embrace.
The pair then exchanged words, with Bray stepping in to defuse the situation before an irate Price departed the stage.
Lewis then requested a ‘cooling off period’ but opted to give an interview nonetheless, explaining: “I don’t know what that was about at the end but he had a go at me for some reason, calling me ‘fat something’.
“He obviously doesn’t realise I’m an athlete, that’s where he’s gone wrong there!”
Price took to Instagram to post the following to his story:
Lewis, who punished Price’s 15 missed darts at doubles in a cagey affair, now goes through to face Vincent van der Voort in Sunday’s Last 16.
Price had led 3-1 before missing two darts to extend his lead, and Lewis grabbed a lifeline before clawing his way back to parity.
The two-time World Champion then narrowly missed double 12 for a nine-darter in leg seven – which he eventually won in 18 darts on double three.
A fourth straight leg followed for ‘Jackpot’, before he produced an assured 13-darter to complete the turnaround.
The pair had previously exchanged words during the 2016 World Matchplay – a game which Lewis went on to win 11-5 before declaring: “He’s nobody, simple as that.”
— Live Darts (@livedarts) May 14, 2022