Gerwyn Price issues apology towards Peter Wright after bad-tempered Ally Pally semi-final
Gerwyn Price has apologised towards Peter Wright after over celebrating in their William Hill World Darts Championship semi-final at Alexandra Palace.
Price, who originally slammed Wright for his on-stage antics during the match, was left disappointed with his below-par performance in what he expressed as “the biggest game” in his career.
The Welshman took to Facebook to apologise to both his opponent and his supporters as well as wish both Wright and Michael van Gerwen all the best for Wednesday’s final.
“I’ve had time to reflect on last night’s game and personally I’m peed off with myself. I let myself, my fans and my family down in the biggest game of my career, and I let Peter get to me.
“I’ve been in this position before in games but never in a World Championship semi-final, I over reacted to what Peter did after set one.
“It might have been banter but I was so in the zone and just missed a load of set darts and I wasn’t ready for what he did. I will learn and everyone makes mistakes, but I’m still new to this and still learning.
“I apologise to everyone who thinks I’ve done wrong and yeah maybe I was a bit over the top. It’s a difficult place up on that stage and sometimes emotions get the better of you.
“I also apologise for not shaking his hand, it’s not a rule but I should have bit my tongue, done it and walked off, at the time I just wanted to get off the stage and get home as you can imagine.
“It’s been a tough year for me and to come out at the end of it playing as well as I have I should be really proud. I have personally apologised to Peter for my reactions. I wish Peter and Michael all the best in the final tomorrow night.”
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