Former world champion Gary Anderson has denied farting on stage during his match with Wesley Harms in the Grand Slam of Darts, and said his opponent should 'see a doctor' in a feisty encounter on Friday night.
Anderson pulled off an impressive 10-2 victory over his rival to progress through to the quarter-finals of the competition, but the post-match discussions were dominated by something decidedly less sporting.
Speaking after the match, the conquered Harms accused Anderson of breaking wind during their showdown, and claimed it would take him 'two nights to lose this smell from my nose'.
Anderson, however, was quick to deny any involvement in the incident, and had an interesting theory of his own.
"I thought he has sh*t'," The Flying Scotsman said in a peculiar post-match interview. "I thought he had farted on stage.
"You can put your finger up my ar**, there will be no smell there. I thought he had sh*t. It was dirty. It was a stinker".
Whilst many fans revelled in the hilarity and unexpected nature of the incident, Anderson was insistent that he had nothing to do with it, and joined in with speculation around where it had come from.
"I swear on my children's lives [it wasn't me]. But it was smelly. If I had farted I would have put my hands up and admitted it. It was eggs, rotten eggs. Every time he walked past it was a waft of rotten eggs.
"If somebody has done that, they need to see a doctor".
The 12-time major winner next faces off against German Michael Unterbuchner in the quarter-finals on Saturday evening.
The former world champion won his first world title in 2015, before retaining his crown the following year.
Renowned for his smooth throwing technique and heavy scoring, he also finished runner-up to Michael van Gerwen in the 2017 World Series Finals.