January 23, 2022

Lewis labels Wright a ‘cheat’ after heated conflict

Following Wright’s 6-5 victory in Minehead, a heated alternate came about between the 2 gamers whereas they had been nonetheless on stage, with Lewis wanting notably sad and ending up being led away by a member of safety employees

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Adrian Lewis says he was left 'bewildered' after the heated exchange

Adrian Lewis says he was left 'bewildered' after the heated exchange

Adrian Lewis says he was left ‘bewildered’ after the heated alternate

Adrian Lewis has accused Peter Wright of being a “cheat” after being crushed by the Scot within the second spherical of the Gamers Championship Finals on Saturday.

Following Wright’s 6-5 victory in Minehead, a heated alternate came about between the 2 gamers whereas they had been nonetheless on stage, with Lewis wanting notably sad and ending up being led away by a member of safety employees.

The Englishman later wrote on Twitter: “Studying curve about belief at this time occurred.

Peter Wright advanced is through to the quarter-finals
Peter Wright advanced is through to the quarter-finals

Peter Wright superior is thru to the quarter-finals

“I actually did nothing mistaken. Even I used to be bewildered with what was occurring and making an attempt to course of it while making an attempt to focus on my darts. So on the finish of the sport I needed to search out out what was his drawback as a result of I did not have a clue what was occurring.

“He mentioned to me there was a unfastened floorboard and I discovered it! So my response to him was: ‘You took me out my rhythm, you had a recreation plan, and as world quantity two, it is disgraceful and also you’re nothing however a cheat’.

“He knew what he was doing, as quickly as I went 3-1 up he began muttering issues and shaking his head at me which put me in a state of affairs that made me really feel uncomfortable.

“The individuals who I fall out with at all times must be those (that) apologise as a result of they know I am not a cheat, by no means have been, by no means can be!”

Lewis added: “Bother does appear to comply with me round, I am unable to deny it, but it surely’s solely as a result of I am a real one who wears my coronary heart on my sleeve and other people attempt to benefit from that. I’ll at all times converse my thoughts!

“For these saying I am a sore loser, this that and the opposite, I am the very best loser as a result of I say it precisely as it’s.

“I do not strive cover something, I say what I see. Peter will say good issues about me within the interview as he is aware of I’ve carried out nothing mistaken and he is bang out of order.”

Wright, who subsequently defeated Damon Heta 10-Eight to arrange a quarter-final conflict with defending champion Michael Van Gerwen, mentioned he does not use social media and would not be Lewis’ tweets.

“I am not bothered about Adrian and the feedback,” Wright informed Online Darts TV.

“If individuals wish to put silly messages on there, put silly messages, so it is as much as them.

“I simply go and play my recreation and plod alongside.”

Van Gerwen, who’s seeking to win the title for a seventh time, bought previous fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 6-Three in spherical two earlier than seeing off Gary Anderson 10-6.

In the meantime, world champion Gerwyn Value suffered a third-round exit because the Welshman misplaced 10-Eight to Brendan Dolan, who will now meet Joao De Sousa within the final eight, with the Portuguese having crushed William O’Connor 10-7.

Daryl Gurney eradicated James Wade, triumphing 10-7, to advance to a conflict with Ryan Searle, who was a 10-7 victor over Rob Cross.

The opposite quarter-final can be between Jonny Clayton and Vincent Van Der Voort following their victories over Luke Humphries and Danny Noppert respectively.