Players from past and present joined the Sheffield crowd in a minute's applause for Eric Bristow
Darts paid tribute to Eric Bristow at the Premier League Darts in Sheffield on Thursday, one week after the ‘Crafty Cockney’ died aged 60.
Last Thursday, the PDC confirmed that Bristow had died after suffering a sudden heart attack and the Premier League night in Sheffield gave fans, broadcasters and the sport the chance to pay a wider tribute.
Last week, a heartbroken Peter Wright was in tears on the oche while Keith Deller and Wayne Mardle spoke movingly about the five-time world champion, who also worked for Sky Sports until recently.
Over the weekend, the Players Championship events began with applause and the PDC gave the crowd at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena a chance to do likewise.
Sky Sports’ coverage included a memorable tribute and the crowd then responded during the applause with a rousing rendition of ‘One Eric Bristow’, just as Liverpool’s Echo Arena had done when the news came through seven days ago.
A tribute to Eric Bristow, who passed away last week
Next up the 2018 Premier League heads to Rotterdam’s Ahoy for a darting double header next Wednesday and Thursday for weeks 10 & 11 coverage is underway from 7pm on Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event on Wednesday, with Thursday’s action underway from 7pm on Sky Sports Action.
Live Premier League Darts
April 18, 2018, 7:00pm
Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Night 11 – Rotterdam Michael Smith v Gary Anderson Raymond van Barneveld v Simon Whitlock Rob Cross v Peter Wright Daryl Gurney v Michael van Gerwen Simon Whitlock v Michael Smith Live Premier League Darts
April 19, 2018, 7:00pm
Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Night 12 – Rotterdam Simon Whitlock v Rob Cross Daryl Gurney v Gary Anderson Peter Wright v Michael Smith Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
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