Manley looks back on infamous incident with Lewis at World Championship: "I had absolutely no idea why he walked off"

As part of the Weekly Dartscast's Darts Legends series, Peter Manley was the latest player to join the podcast to discuss his career and 'One Dart' touched on his infamous incident with Adrian Lewis.

At the 2006 PDC World Darts Championship, Lewis had enough and walked off the stage after saying that Manley was muttering behind him but for the three time World Championship finalist, he tells it differently.

"I wasn't particularly bothered really. I had absolutely no idea why he walked off. They say I was muttering behind him, he wasn't throwing the dart," said Manley to the Weekly Dartscast.

"At the time Sid Waddell actually said and called it cheating. He was basically doing things behind me and denied it and I just got on with the game but he wouldn't leave it. All I said to him was you're having a laugh just get on with it."

"The next thing I know he's walking off. We both got fined but I ended up with £50,000 in the bank so I was alright at the time."

"Adrian probably made the mistake and he actually said in one of his interviews that Phil (Taylor) had already warned him about playing me and what to expect and if I play up to walk off. I'm happy to admit if I played up but that wasn't playing up, that was get on with the game."

"I was playing well, I was in front. There was no need for me to worry about any of my offputting tactics. But most of the players were just fearful of that and lost to me because they were expecting something which 90% of the time, I never even done anything."

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