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Sky Sports forced to cut away from X-rated Luke Littler sign during Premier League darts match

Sky Sports forced to cut away from X-rated Luke Littler sign during Premier League darts match

The camera operator had a nightmare moment.

Sky Sports were forced to cut away from an X-rated sign held up by a fan during a Luke Littler match at the BetMGM Premier League Darts.

On Thursday Littler reached the final of Night 11 of the BetMGM Premier League Darts, although he was unable to win a third night on the bounce.

The teenage sensation lost 6-3 to Michael van Gerwen, and was unable to replicate his semi-final antics that saw him land five maximums with a match average of just over 107.

Littler edged out Rob Cross 6-5 in the quarter-final before beating world champion Luke Humphries by the same score in a thrilling semi-final.

With the atmosphere reaching fever pitch in Birmingham as Littler looked to claim victory for a third consecutive week and extend his lead at the top of the table, the Sky Sports cameras cut to the crowd inside the Utilita Arena.

Darts fans often hold up signs with words of encouragement and funny messages for their heroes, but Sky had to quickly cut away when a fan unexpectedly held up an X-rated sign.

During the live broadcast, the camera zoomed in on a sign held up by a fan that read "go on Luke Littler."

However, the spectator suddenly flipped the sign to show the words: "S*** stick”.

Luke Littler trolled Liverpool ahead of the final. (

The cameras returned to the action on the oche, with Van Gerwen subsequently breaking and holding off a Littler comeback to claim victory.

Despite defeat in the final, Littler remains top of the table with 26 points after earning his first two nightly wins of the season in Manchester and Belfast.

Humphries in two points behind him in second position, while Van Gerwen is third on 22 points after claiming his fourth nightly win of 2024.

Littler will look to return to winning ways and extend his lead at the top on Night 12 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Darts, Luke Littler, Sky Sports