Phil Taylor doesn't like question on Sky Sports, swears on live TV and makes more enemies
Did Phil Taylor not get what he wanted for Christmas?
The darts legend was in foul humour on Thursday night, in spite of the fact that he'd just secured himself a spot in the quarter-finals via a 4-2 victory over Kim Huybrechts.
'The Power' will face old foe Raymond van Barneveld in the next round of the World Darts Championships but, in the wake of his win, it was Taylor's interview rather than his proficiency from the oche that set social media alight.
Taylor took his seat in the Sky Sports studio where he fielded questions from Wayne Mardle, who asked about Taylor's struggles against Kevin Painter in an earlier round.
Taylor beat Painter 4-0, which he hastened to remind Mardle, but not before the 16-time world champion accused the pundit of trying to put him "in the shit."
People usually love the chaos that typically accompanies a swear word being uttered on live television but it's safe to say that Taylor's reaction was not well-received whatsoever.
If you don't think Phil Taylor is a giant knobhead look at his interview on sky now. Arrogant, self important prick!
— Jon Twigg (@Twiggo) December 29, 2016
— Nathan Millichip (@millichip44) December 29, 2016
Another interview with @PhilTaylor showing what a prat he is! A simple question asked of him and he's on his high horse! Terrible champion!
— Stuart Brockley (@stubrockley) December 29, 2016
The more I see Phil Taylor interviewed, the more I dislike him. Arrogant, rude and nasty.
— Sam Weston (@thisisthesam) December 29, 2016
— Woofie (@Woofie_) December 29, 2016
Nothing says Christmas more than a classless Phil Taylor.....
— Nick Clark (@clark_nick) December 29, 2016
— luke finnegan (@lfinnegan8) December 29, 2016
I've just remembered how much of cunt Phil Taylor is.
— David Trulock (@trulockbfc) December 29, 2016
Phil Taylor is a complete bell end, hope Barney stuffs him 2marrow nite. Arrogant cunt 😤
— Jerry maguire (@jerrymaguire7) December 29, 2016