Rowby-John Rodriguez has made a habit of turning to the crowd during matches when he has hit the treble 20 with his first two darts. That way, he hopes for extra support to throw a 180. But some fellow darters don't like it.
"If you win a leg and then go all out, I have no problem with that. But if you do it during the leg, it's just pure game misconduct," Raymond van Barneveld told Viaplay. "The problem is that during a match almost anything is allowed. You do have a 'mastercaller', but in darts that is little more than an announcer, if there is an incident during a match he just does nothing."
"The public will quite like it," says Martijn Kleermaker. "But as an opponent you are distracted by it, and that can't be the intention. You used to have a player like Wayne Mardle, who also often did crazy tricks on stage, but always after a leg or after the match. And that should be possible."