Gerwyn Price and Adrian Lewis clashed over an apparent "fat" jibe at the Czech Darts Open.
Two-time world champion Lewis, 37, sent the Iceman crashing out with a surprise 6-3 win in the second round. Jackpot went to hug Price from behind after the match, but the Welshman didn't take very kindly to it.
Price, 37, removed Lewis' hands from around his waist, prompting the Stoke thrower to have a couple of words with his opponent. Everything then appeared to cool down before Lewis went in again with more verbals. But his time, Price bit back as Lewis went to talk into the Iceman's ear.
The pair exchanged words as Price started walking off the stage. But the world no.2 only got a few steps before turning around and having it out with Lewis once again, prompting referee Russ Bray to intervene.
Bray stepped between the warring duo and encouraged a furious Price to walk away as Lewis celebrated his victory with the Czech Republic crowd.
Speaking afterwards, Lewis accused Price of calling him "fat" but attempted to play down the incident. "I don't know what that was about at the end but he had a go at me for some reason, calling me 'fat something'. He obviously doesn't realise I'm an athlete, that's where he's gone wrong there," he joked.
Meanwhile, Price posted on Instagram: "One that I let get to me tonight, thanks to the crowd, you were amazing. I learn every day and it only makes me stronger. Love you all and see you in London x."
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The two men didn't serve up a classic in Prague, but Lewis held his nerve on the doubles to book his place in the next round. Despite averaging only 91 – the same as Price – the 37-year-old hit six of his 20 attempts on the doubles, giving him a 30% success rate.
That was almost double Price, who struggled on the outer ring. Last week's Premier League winner had a checkout percentage of just 16.67% after missing 15 of his 18 attempts at finishing.
The Iceman will be hoping to rectify that when the Premier League moves on to London later this week, while Lewis will be aiming to go deep in Prague on Sunday.
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