Thursday 20 September 2018

WATCH: Former world darts champion suspended after security forced to intervene during on-stage altercation

Adrian Lewis and (inset) the altercation with Jose Justicia
Adrian Lewis and (inset) the altercation with Jose Justicia

Two-time former world champion Adrian Lewis has been suspended by the Professional Darts Cooperation with immediate effect following an on-stage altercation with Jose Justicia on Friday night.

Lewis was embroiled in a war of words with the Spaniard during the UK Open qualifier quarter-final before appearing to push Justicia in the chest after winning the match 6-5.

After security intervened, the incident was referred to the darts regulation authority for immediate consideration and Lewis, who lost in the semis to Michael van Gerwen, was later suspended pending a full investigation.

The PDC said: "Following a review of the incidents which occurred in his match with Jose Justicia at Friday's UK Open qualifier, the Darts Regulation Authority has suspended Adrian Lewis with immediate effect pending a full investigation in to the matter.

"The player has the right of appeal."

The 33-year-old Lewis has experienced a tough couple of months after suffering a first-round exit at the World Championship and losing his place in the Premier League.

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