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Gerwyn Price has advanced to the semi-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts..

Darts fans didn't like what Gerwyn Price did after beating Simon Whitlock in the GSoD

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Gerwyn Price defeated Simon Whitlock on Friday evening in a tense, often ill-tempered meeting in the Grand Slam of Darts.

Price eventually won 16-15 in sudden death but he hadn't led at any point in the tie until the moment he clinched the win.

Whitlock, on the other hand, blew five opportunities to see his opponent off in a match that saw tempers rise.

Price could be seen in a very heated discussion with referee Russ Bray at one stage, while another saw him feel the need to compose himself after appearing to hear something from Whitlock.

The Welshman would also celebrate enthusiastically throughout the match - enough that Bray asked him to calm down.

But whatever he was doing appeared the work for him, even if it was deemed over the top by many.

Price certainly received his fair share of critics for his antics - most of all for how he handled his victory.

After clinching the win, Price celebrated in front of the crowd before turning around and offering a token handshake to Whitlock.

Price came under fire for his antics in his win over Simon Whitlock.

What really wound up the watching fans, however, was the fact that Price didn't even look at his opponent when doing so.

You can watch the post-match incident below:

And you can see some of the reaction to Price's handshake here:

It's really not great to see, is it? And surely any professional should be more gracious in victory than that?

Still, it's Price who moves on to the semi-final stage where he'll face Mensur Suljovic after the Serbian beat Dimitri van den Bergh 10-6.

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