Gerwyn Price has had his DRA fine halved it has been revealed and Barry Hearn has given his reaction as a result.
He said that he would have appealed it if he was in Price’s position and that he was pleased when it was revealed that it was halved.
Hearn added though that he still thought Price was out of order but that he didn’t think it affected the result.
“I would have appealed it,” Hearn told Live Darts.
“I’m very happy with the disciplinary structure within the PDC because it’s totally independent, as it should be.
“Although people think I’m the governor, trust me when I tell you, I can’t influence Nigel Mawer and his people one bit.
“They’re ex policemen, I can’t talk to ex policemen, we’ve got no chance. I’ve spent most of my life trying to avoid them!
“They are totally independent and they do what they think is appropriate and that’s their job.
“I thought 20 grand was a lot of money and I’m quite pleasantly pleased because he got ten grand off.
“At the same time, he was out of order, he got punished and then punishment is in the eye of the beholder.
“Do you argue that you won a hundred grand by being a bit naughty so the fine of 10 or 20 grand is not enough? Or do you say it didn’t affect the result, which I don’t think it really did, therefore you get a slap on the wrist?
“I think we sent the right message out and I think it’s ended up about right.”Tags: Barry Hearn, DRA, Gerwyn Price
Author: Samuel Gill