Adrian Lewis has revealed what Gerwyn Price called him during a furious confrontation between the pair in a darts event.
Lewis, who is a former two-time world champion, took on Price in the Czech Darts Open on Saturday.
‘Jackpot’ battled through to round two with a 6-3 victory over Ted Evetts, whilst Price, who was seeded number one for the tournament, received a bye to round two.
Lewis pulled off a shock, defeating the 2021 world champion 6-3 to progress to the third round of the competition.
He hit five 180s and averaged 91 in a performance that was enough to see him past ‘The Iceman’.
After the match, however, there was a controversial moment. Lewis walked towards Price and attempted to give him a consolatory hug, but the Welshman wasn’t having any of it.
The pair exchanged plenty of strong words and gestures. Referee Russ Bray was then forced to intervene.
It isn’t the first time Lewis has been involved in darting controversy. He was handed a suspended three-month ban by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) for pushing Jose Justicia during a match in 2018.
Last November, he described Peter Wright as a “cheat” after losing 6-5 to ‘Snakebite’ at the Players Championship finals.
Adrian Lewis reveals what was said during Gerwyn Price incident
The two-time world champion, who won darts’ biggest prize in 2011 and 2012, has revealed his side of the story behind his confrontation with Price.
After the match, he claimed: “I don’t know what that was about the end. He had a go at me for some reason, calling me ‘fat something’.
He then quipped: “He obviously doesn’t realise I’m an athlete. That’s where he’s gone wrong there.”
Lewis would eventually bow out of the competition at the third round stage after losing 6-3 to darting veteran Vincent van der Voort.
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