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World of Sport

10th May 2019

Gerwyn Price reveals what was said in post-match skirmish with Derryman Daryl Gurney

Neither is a stranger to controversy

Darragh Murphy

Gerwyn Price was confused by Daryl Gurney’s aggressive confrontation after the pair’s draw on night 15 of the Premier League of Darts on Thursday night.

Derry’s Gurney secured a 7-7 draw against the throw to keep himself in the running for a top-four finish and wasted no time in confronting Price on the stage.

Price is aware of the fact that he’s no saint, having come in for criticism for his behaviour in his controversial Grand Slam of Darts victory over Gary Anderson last November, but he appeared to do little to provoke the skirmish with Gurney, which escalated to the point that security was forced to intervene.

Gurney was wound up in a big way and after the match, Price revealed that the Northern Irishman’s anger stemmed from his belief that Price was attempting to distract him by muttering behind his back.

“To be honest with you, I don’t understand what happened or why it happened,” Price told Unibet.

“He reckoned that I’m talking and I’m like, ‘If I want to gee myself up, I gee myself up.’ I wouldn’t do it while he was throwing.

“But each to their own, I’m accused of a lot of things. They know that I’m on a sort of curfew and have got a month or two left so I don’t know if they are trying to get me banned or whatever but it isn’t going to work.

“I shook his hand and I didn’t think there was anything in it. That’s all I know.”