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James Wade Criticised For 'Thuggish Behaviour' During Win At The Darts

James Wade Criticised For 'Thuggish Behaviour' During Win At The Darts

James Wade defeated Seigo Asada 3-2 in their second round match at The Darts on Wednesday night.

Wade displayed some aggressive behaviour towards the Japanese player during the match, at one point loudly celebrating directly in front of Asada.

"That is aggressive. That is putting yourself upon someone. That's just nasty," Sky Sports analyst, Wayne Mardle, said regarding Wade's behaviour.

In his post-match interview, Wade bizzarely said that he wanted to "hurt" his opponent.

"I kept giving it to him, I wanted to hurt him, I wanted to really hurt him in his face," said Was.

"That's for my son and also a bit of the UK."

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Mardle was astonished by Wade's interview, adding that there is no place in the sport for such behaviour.

"Does he mean he wanted to punch him in his face? said Mardle.

"What does he mean? I'm absolutely lost for words.

"That's just not on. The intimidation, overly aggressive, I hope he wakes up in the morning and thinks, 'Do you know what, I've made a mistake there'.

"He can't think that's right and no-one watching it can think it's right. That's thuggish behaviour, there's no place in darts for that."

PJ Browne
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