Gerwyn Price has named and shamed an online troll after being accused of "throwing toys out of the pram" during a tense discussion about his boxing U-turn on social media.
The multi-talented former darts world champion has held down careers in both rugby union and rugby league over the past decade and announced back in February that he would make his boxing debut this year.
Though the Iceman was forced to pull out of the fight and give up on his in-ring dreams following advice from his doctor, and turned his attention back to darts – but his misfortune didn't stop one of his Instagram followers from slinging some mud.
Price posted screenshots of a conversation he'd had with the troll, who referenced his boxing U-turn and accused him of "changing his mind more than the wind", before a spiky back-and-forth erupted.
"Until you know the facts and get the right information maybe don't comment on things you don't know," the Welshman said, before the user responded: "It just seems you are quick to throw your toys out of the pram."
Price hit back branding the user a "keyboard warrior" after telling them: "[I] bet your child is so proud to call you their parent."
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The user replied: "I cannot believe what you have just said and you have the audacity to call me a keyboard warrior … I'll be sending the screenshots to the Professional Darts Corporation and also Sun Sport … you have personally abused me and brought my son into it, [on] what planet is that acceptable?"
"Feel free to send it to who you like," Price responded, "I'll be posting this on my story for everyone to see. Someone who's a grown adult making time to inbox me out the blue with negative messages. I mean why would this even cross your mind?"
He continued: "There's a lot of negativity out there towards professional sports people, I mean we all have ups and downs and tough days but why even put yourself out there to diss me or put me down? Your comment is totally wrong and out of order."
The drama comes just a few days after Price was comfortably beaten by fellow Welshman Jonny Clayton at London's 02 Arena to leave his Premier League hopes hanging by a thread.
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