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Gerwyn Price calls out those who 'spoil darts for real fans' after footage of tense interaction emerges

Gerwyn Price calls out those who 'spoil darts for real fans' after footage of tense interaction emerges

He refused to sign the items.

Darts player Gerwyn Price has explained why he refused to sign a piece of merchandise after a video emerged of him being stopped on the street.

The former world champion, 39, was in Manchester ahead of night 11 of Premier League Darts when he was approached by several fans.

Price, who went on to reach the final after beating Peter Wright and Michael Smith, was more than happy to take selfies with the group.

But as he willingly posed for a picture, he refused to sign anything.

In the clip that has since gone viral, a fan asks Price if he "minds" signing an item but the Welshman denied his request.

"I just don't sign anything anymore," he added.

Some criticised Price for refusing to give his autograph but 'The Iceman' was keen to clear up the situation.

Shortly after the above video emerged online, he took to Instagram to share his side of the story.

"I'm so happy this has been posted," he wrote. "These people are the reason we don't sign things and are the people that spoil it for the real darts fans.

"What you don't see is hands and bags full of merchandise... and also this guy is filming from a pair of glasses unknown to the players. Goes to show what sort of people are out there."

Price added: "Please share this as this has invaded my personal space and I haven't given this person the right to film me and put on social media. These people turn up at hotels and don't even attend events.

"No signing for you mate and i'm so glad I spotted that you was one of them."

Price would later post a picture of himself at an official signing event alongside the caption: "Oh ye that's me signing for real darts fans that came to Newcastle and York. Great fans and two amazing nights run by Modus."

After progressing to the final on Thursday night following a nine-darter against Michael Smith, Price fell to a 6-3 defeat against Luke Littler, who secured back-to-back Premier League wins.

Featured Image Credit: X/@anonymous_darts

Topics: Darts, Luke Littler