Mensur Suljovic faces being fined after claims he had 'given up' and continued to aim for double 12 during his Players Championship defeat against James Wade.
The Australian missed six darts at double 12 in the fifth leg and went 5-0 down in the match – eventually losing the first round match 6-2. Suljovic, clearly annoyed by his previous misses, started the proceeding leg by again taking aim at D12 again instead of the standard treble 20.
Still unable to hit D12 the former Champions League winner and World Matchplay runner-up continued aiming one dart during his next four visits to the Oche before switching to treble 20 to help maintain his score.
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Fans were far from impressed with the Australian for his practice shots and proceeded to boo after his fourth visit to the Oche. Despite his continue attempts at D12 it was Suljovic who eventually triumphed in the 24-dart leg as opponent Wade missed four doubles.
Despite eventually winning the leg Suljovic faces a fine from the Darts Regulation Authority. The darts star could be accused of bringing the sport into disrepute during the incident which might be seen as gamesmanship.
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Fans were left bemused by Suljovic's choice of shot during the leg. One fan wrote on Twitter: "Without a doubt, the strangest leg of darts I’ve ever seen. Still can’t believe he won the leg."
Another darts fan was equally as amazed that the star actually won the leg despite continuing his pursuit of hitting D12. They added: "Could he be the first person to be fined for not playing to the best of his ability while also winning the leg?"
Others agreed that the Butlin's Minehead Resort crowd were right to eventually boo Suljovic for his play. One person added: "Unbearable to watch, he always was a gamesmanship type."
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