Justin Pipe revealed on Saturday that he recently suffered the loss of his father.
The 37-year-old secured a 6-5 win over Ian White in the second round of the European Darts Open in Leverkusen. Understandably, Pipe did not have much to say after the win.
“I’m not interested in playing that match back,” he said.
“I think Ian was thinking about the same thing as me.
“My dad passed away two weeks ago, and I’m going to his funeral on Monday.
“This is for my dad,” he added before leaving the stage.
The Somerset thrower will return on Sunday afternoon. He plays Darren Webster in the third round.
Webster paid tribute to his next opponent, who he called “one of the nicest blokes you could ever meet”, on Twitter.
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Justin pipe is one of the nicest blokes you could ever meet forget the darts it’s just a job trust me
— Darren Webster (@DEMOLITION180) March 23, 2019
Author: Ed McCosh