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Darts fans think Luke Littler lost World Darts Championship final because of 'curse' after seeing photo

Darts fans think Luke Littler lost World Darts Championship final because of 'curse' after seeing photo

Darts fans referenced a photo which was taken ahead of his World Darts Championship final.

Darts fans think they know why Luke Littler lost the World Darts Championship final, referencing a 'cursed' photo.

Littler, playing in his first world tournament, lost the final to Luke Humphries who won the Ally Pally showdown 7-4.

Fans online spotted what the 16-year-old did when Humphries was on match point as they also praised his post-match press conference.

The defeat ends Littler's fairytale run, having beaten former world champions Raymond van Barneveld and Rob Cross en route to reaching Wednesday's final.

That's despite leading 4-2 against 'Cool Hand' as he missed a double which would have seen him go 5-2 up.

The 28-year-old went onto win five consecutive sets to close out the victory as he claimed his world championship title.

After Littler's defeat, fans referenced his trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as to why he lost his showdown against Humphries.

He sat with James Maddison, who had his sign confiscated by security at the final, to watch Spurs' 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday.

Fans claimed the Warrington lad was cursed because he watched a football game with a Spurs player, with the club failing to win a trophy since 2008.

One X user wrote: "Poor lad was cursed by a trophy dodging club."

A second tweeted: "4-2 up in the final and lost 7-4. It all makes sense now."

A third added: "It all makes sense why he bottled it."

A fourth said: "It all makes sense how he got the bottler gene now."

Another commented: "A double 2 away from a 5-2 set lead..."

Considering his incredible talent and age, Littler will likely have another shot at world glory.

After the match, he said: "The one negative was I lost too many legs on my throw, so Luke would break me, then hold and I'd be 2-0 down [in the set].

"Fair play to Luke, he deserves it.

"I've got to the final, I might not get to another final for the next five to 10 years, we don't know, but I can say I'm a runner-up and now I just want to go and win it."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports/Getty

Topics: Luke Littler, Darts