Gerwyn Price cryptically deletes every Instagram post after threatening to boycott Ally Pally following fan boos | The Sun

GERWYN PRICE has deleted EVERY Instagram post just hours after crashing out of the World Darts Championship on Sunday.

The world No.1 was thrashed by German Gabriel Clemens in what proved a bizarre evening at Ally Pally.

That's because when trailing 4-1, the Welshman wore big ear defenders in the fifth set to drown out the noise from the crowd.

His strange tactic made little difference though, as Price won just one leg after that and exited in the quarter-finals for the second year running.

He reacted to the result by threatening to never play at the showpiece event again.

He said: "So frustrating, you play all year round preparing for this one tournament.


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"So gutted I wasn't let play but Good luck everyone left in. Not sure I will ever play in this event again."

But Price has since taken further action by getting rid of the Instagram story and removing every post from his account.

Speaking about his decision to cover his ears, Sports pundit Wayne Mardle said: "I have never seen the like before.

"Apparently this has been coming, he had his ear defenders prior to the game and it was something he thought about it doing. Which is totally allowed.

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"The fact he had those ear defenders here from a week ago shows there is a little bit of frailty.

"Clemens was better than him. Simple as that. Gerwyn couldn’t find anything in this event, which was odd and particular.

"He was feeling the pressure and wasn’t 100% comfortable.

"When you put those over-elaborate ear defenders, they are for the crowd.

"You are saying, do what you want, I couldn’t care less, this is me saying to you: ‘Shut up. Be quiet. Keep out of it.’

"I found it funny that he had the ear buds on and then he put the ear defenders – and yet they were still booing him.

"It was an elaborate show of him saying: ‘You are now annoying me, so I am going to try to block you out."

Clemens' reward for beating the former world champion is a semi-final clash with Michael Smith, while Michael van German, who whitewashed Chris Dobey, faces Dimitri Van den Bergh in the other last four tie.

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