He's hardly the most popular amongst darts fans. Gerwyn Price has been fined for his behaviour during the Grand Slam of Darts final against Gary Anderson, while also being handed a suspended three-month ban.
The Welshman was also fined for his actions during the quarter final of the tournament, as well as social media posts he published during the same period, with his fines totalling £21,500.
While his quarter final antics against Simon Whitlock were unacceptable, it was his behaviour during his final victory over Anderson that drew the most attention. Price repeatedly goaded his opponent throughout the match, while also appearing to push him at one stage. He also attempted to distract the Scotsman during one of his visits.
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Anderson was visibly angry with his opponent by the end of the match, and it is not difficult to see why. This type of behaviour is rare in the sport, where opponents are usually very respectful during their games.
Price has developed a negative reputation amongst darts fans and player over the past couple of years, and is now one of the least liked players in the game despite his obvious talents. He is regularly booed by the crowd, which only seems to encourage his shithousery further.
Price was unrepentant about his actions in the direct aftermath of his final victory:
He can't handle playing me. He just moans every time that I'm doing this, doing that. Concentrate on your own game.
I'm throwing my darts. He needs to wait for his turn, hold back. He doesn't like it with a little bit up him.
This punishment is unlikely to result in any changes to Price's behaviour, and we can expect to see plenty more of his antics during the upcoming Premier League.