JAMES MADDISON loved some festive enjoyable at Ally Pally to watch the World Darts Championships final night – but refused to bow to the stress and down a pint!
The 26-year-old Leicester Metropolis star has simply returned to his membership after being a part of England’s World Cup squad.
Sadly for the Foxes ace he didn’t get any minutes for the Three Lions out within the Center East after struggling damage in his final Premier League outing at West Ham.
Regardless of that, the hugely-popular attacker and self-confessed darts nut wore a smile as shiny as his Christian Dior jumper as he revelled within the ambiance in North London.
Maddison, who hopes to be a part of Leicester’s aspect to face Newcastle at dwelling on Boxing Day, was nonetheless strictly enterprise.
And after he was noticed by the crowds on the large display screen and urged to down a pint, the footy ace refused to gulp a beer in a single, a lot to the frustration of these chanting.
Throughout an interview with Sky Sports activities, Maddison stated: “I believe it is identified that I am a giant fan of the darts.
“We now have darts college at Leicester. Lot of the lads play, even the workers play.
“We take the board to away video games and we stick it up the night earlier than once we’re having down time and the usual is respectable.”
And when pressed on if he was prime of the leaderboard, he stated: “I do not need to come throughout big-headed but I’m.
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“Luke Thomas, who’s with me at this time, would say totally different but the usual is sort of good to be honest.”
When requested if he will get 180’s, Maddison replied: “Yeah, I’ve had a couple of 180’s. Gone previous the stage the place I rely what number of I’ve bought. But it surely’s good enjoyable – we love the darts.”
Maddison has mentioned his love of darts on quite a few events and he even produced a dart throwing celebration after scoring at Wolves again in October.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers remained coy this week when he was requested about Maddison’s probabilities of enjoying on Monday, saying: “We’re going to give it each likelihood to see the place he’s at.
“He’s had some ongoing points together with his knee. We’ll assess that.”
Maddison witnessed former champion Rob Cross attain the third spherical of the PDC World Championship after beating debutant Scott Williams.
He’ll now play Mervyn King in spherical three.
Welshman Jonny Clayton superior with a 3-0 victory over Dutchman Danny van Trijp and will tackle Brendan Dolan subsequent after he beat Jimmy Hendriks 3-1.
Danny Noppert triumphed 3-1 victor over David Cameron, whereas Joe Cullen beat Ricky Evans and Ross Smith defeated Darius Labanauskas by the identical scoreline.
Chris Dobey loved a 3-0 win over Martijn Kleermaker whereas Martin Schindler beat Martin Lukeman 3-1.