Michael van Gerwen tried to 'finish' 141 while Darius Labanauskas was on a nine-darter

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Michael van Gerwen cruised through to the PDC World Championship semi-finals on Sunday evening with a 5-2 victory over Darius Labanauskas.

The Lithuanian started well and took an early 1-0 lead.

But Van Gerwen's quality shone through in the end as he saw off his opponent.

The Dutchman has a tendency to do some strange things during games and he was at it again on Sunday.

With the match in the sixth set, Labanauskas was on a nine-darter as he left 141 after landing six perfect darts.

And, with his opponent threatening the perfect leg, Van Gerwen decided he was going to produce some incredible sh*thousery.

The 30-year-old, who scored just 57 with his first visit and was sitting on 444, decided he was out of the leg and not play as he usually would.

Instead, he tried to show Labanauskas how to take out 141. Van Gerwen hit T20 and T19, before going inside when aiming for D12.

Watch the video below:

Ridiculous. Of course, Van Gerwen is well within his rights to throw at anything he wants on the dart board.

But Many were quick to accuse Van Gerwen of being disrespectful on Twitter.

"People actually like Michael Van Gerwen? @clifty04 wrote. "What an absolute w**ker he is! Labanauskas on a 9 darter, MVG on 444, and MVG then goes for a 141 checkout. So disrespectful!"

@Trigger26137166 wrote: "Just imagine if Gerwyn Price had done it. I think he would have been burnt at the stake quite literally."

While @jamie_cameron_ wrote: "Van Gerwen going for a 141 finish in the middle of a leg. Sensational sh**housery but not sure what he's playing at in such a crucial match. Still achieved his goal of making it all about himself though."

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And @ChrisWard1994 tweeted: "The height of disrespect from Van Gerwen there. Going for his opponents 141 checkout instead putting on pressure like a petulant child."

Van Gerwen's mind games paid off as he actually went on to win the leg. 

Labanauskas made it seven perfect darts but could not hit the all-important double, allowing Van Gerwen to nip in.

The Dutchman spoke about the incident after the game.

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“I told him I’d show him the 141; but I missed," he said, per dartsnews.com. "That’s how silly I was playing, it says a lot because I wasn’t concentrating. Normally I wouldn’t have to do things like that.”

Van Gerwen will play Nathan Aspinall for a place in the World Championship final on Monday evening.

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