VIDEO: Wright silences anti-Scottish crowd at World Darts Championship with second title
For the first time in years, the crowd at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace consisted mainly of English fans. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic it was more difficult for fans from other countries to attend. Opponents of English players were often whistled at or otherwise jeered at.
The Scottish participants, including Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, also noticed this. Whenever they were on stage, the crowd often chanted 'Scotland get battered everywhere they go'. Also during the World Darts Championship final between Wright and Michael Smith this song was regularly sung by the fans present.
As well as songs which were deemed offensive towards Gerwyn Price and other Welsh players.
Wright, however, took sporting revenge by beating Smith 7-5, having already beaten three other English players (Ryan Meikle, Ryan Searle and Callan Rydz) earlier in the tournament.
Fellow countryman Anderson, who lost to Wright in the semi-final, also responded to the chants of the English darts fans after the final
''Scotland get battered,'' Anderson tweeted, adding two smileys. ''Well played Peter Wright, great darts.''