Scott Williams claimed a 4-3 victory over Martin Schindler to achieve the last-16 on the Alexandra Palace; Williams apologised on social media for feedback made after his victory; Watch the World Darts Championship dwell on Sky Sports activities Darts
By Ali Stafford at Alexandra Palace
Final Up to date: 27/12/23 6:56pm
Scott Williams has apologised for “silly” feedback made after his dramatic third-round victory over Germany’s Martin Schindler on the World Darts Championship.
Williams recovered from going two units down and 3-2 behind towards Schindler to win a final-set decider and attain the last-16 on the Alexandra Palace for the primary time.
The Englishman triggered controversy when he referenced World Warfare I and World Warfare II in his post-match interview, following jeering from the German spectators within the crowd. Sky Sports activities apologised on-air whereas Williams has since taken to social media to apologise for his feedback.
Talking on X, previously often known as Twitter, Williams mentioned: “Thanks for the messages everybody! A couple of nasty ones from some German followers, however I perceive why!
“Completely nothing private, only a little bit of jeering and jesting with the gang! I am British and Proud!!! Final 16 Child!!!!”
Williams added: “With regard to what I mentioned on stage earlier, it was a bit silly! Love the individuals, the meals and the venues!
“What was mentioned was within the warmth of the second after a WICKED GAME vs Martin! Nothing was meant to hurt anybody’s emotions and I apologise profusely! A lot love.”
Williams fired a 94.36 common and threw 10 maximums throughout his victory, with sensational 152 and 146 checkouts serving to him ebook a last-16 assembly towards both Damon Heta or Berry van Peer.
“That was unbelievable,” Williams mentioned on Sky Sports activities. “Hats off to Martin, hats off to the German guys who had been supporting…and the fellows who had been right here supporting me.
“I simply did stuff I meant to do, I did not do something foolish. I did stuff I wanted to do on the proper time.”
Williams’ victory was a part of an eventful afternoon session, the place Dave Chisnall claimed a 4-1 win over final yr’s semi-finalist Gabriel Clemens earlier than former world champion Rob Cross defeated Jeffrey de Graaf 4-2.
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