Rob Cross lost out to Gabriel Clemens on Saturday evening in an inspired display from the ‘German Giant’ who went on to lose to Peter Wright in the final of the German Darts Masters.

Cross spoke to LiveDarts afterwards; he gave an honest assessment of playing in front of German crowds. He admitted that for him it’s tough and that he comes to play darts and to earn a living; but that everytime he plays in Germany, the crowd is disrespectful.

He added that he gets that they want a big star to come through; but that in his opinion that will never happen at the moment because of the World Championships being held in the UK.

‘I will be honest it’s tough; I only come to the darts to earn a living. I earn a living for my family; I take my money home and that’s what I wanna do,’ said Cross.

‘But every time you come and play in Germany, it’s the most disrespectful crowd if you play a German and I can understand they want a big star. It maybe don’t help their players because the World Championships are in England and playing in England they don’t get that sort of support; like I say I think the most disrespectful crowd I’ve ever played against.’

‘Everyone has to put up with this but in fairness, in England we don’t get booed; in Germany we get booed; Holland ain’t even that bad and to be honest I can understand their wants; but they’ll never get it because the World Championship ain’t played in Germany.’

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Author: Samuel Gill