Rob Cross wins the darts, but everyone's banging on about Phil Taylor and Coldplay
And so, there was no fairytale ending for Phil Taylor.
Newcomer Rob Cross, in his first ever World Darts Championship, stunned the 16-time world champion, 7-2.
— Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) January 1, 2018
Clearly, this was an incredible achievement for former electrician, Cross (resists temptation to use a line about an electrician cutting The Power), but much of the focus after the game was on Taylor, who now bows out of the sport he once dominated. To mark the end of his career, those watching were treated to a post-match montage of some of Taylor's career highlights, set to the soundtrack of Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Taylor was even spotted miming some of the words, bless him.
To some people, all this might have seemed lovely. To others, more specifically those whose tweets we've embedded below, it was all a bit... odd. Some even suggested that it upstaged an incredible achievement from new world champion, Cross.
Coldplay was soon trending on Twitter as a result. Here's a sample of what was being tweeted...
What is this shit? A complete novice has just won the world title and we;ve to watch a 3 minute segment about Taylor overplayed by fucking COLDPLAY?#AIDS
— Wafty Crank (@WaftyCrank) January 1, 2018
Has Rob Cross just won the world title or is that bit on later after Coldplay?
— Aaron Bower (@AaronBower) January 1, 2018
Just had the maddest dream Phil Taylor got twatted in the final but ended up kissing the trophy. To make matters worse the Sky interviewer asked him if he would like to exit the stage to a Coldplay song. Oh ang on.....
— Mikey (@mikeyronan) January 1, 2018
And Taylor signs off with Coldplay while mouthing the lyrics. Feel queasy
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) January 1, 2018
Phil Taylor just asked if Coldplay were going to play live for him there didn’t he... 😭😭
— Anthony Cumiskey (@wacker171284) January 1, 2018
Phil Taylor finishing his career by miming Coldplay has just ruined everything he’s ever done 🚮
— cally (@cfccally) January 1, 2018