Chaos on Challenge Tour after false negative Coronavirus test
As a result, some players even mid match match were taken out of the tournament.
The player in question had reportedly been practicing with another player two weeks prior to the Challenge Tour knowing that he was positive.
The unnamed player in question was driven to the venue by his father knowing he was positive and that two tests had come back with the same result on Friday. He then decided to tamper with a test putting it under tap water to produce a negative test.
It was reported by Challenge Tour players that a friend of his was boasting about it in the car park during the fire alarm so that everyone knew this happened with these tests. The PDC then took action to prevent further infections from taking place
Players forced to withdraw included Jim McEwan who won Event Three, as well as Nathan Rafferty, Scott Marsh and Joe Davis who had all seemingly come into contact with the player in question.
Players, managers and fans as expected reacted furiously on social media with calls for a hefty suspension/fine and even police action for this happening. The DRA will undoubtedly investigate this incident with further action likely to take place if proven.