Fallon Sherrock claims she receives ‘hate’ on ‘hostile’ women’s darts tour

Women’s darts legend Fallon Sherrock has opened up about the “hate” she receives from fellow female players.

The 28-year-old has been a standard bearer for women’s darts in recent years, with her run to the last eight of the PDC World Championship in 2019/20 going down as one of the sport’s most iconic moments. Sherrock made more history earlier this year by winning the first-ever Women’s World Matchplay at Blackpool’s Winter Garden.

But Sherrock, who is taking part in the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton, has claimed other female players want to see her and fellow leading light Lisa Ashton lose in the Women’s Series.

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“It doesn’t matter what I do, I am still going to get hate,” she told the PA news agency. “I could be the best person in the world and I still get hate or I could do everything wrong and still get it. I am at a point now where I am like, ‘If you are going to hate me, hate me’.

“I am not going to beat around the bush, I even get it with players now and I genuinely don’t care anymore. I am at a point where I don’t care what anyone does or says to me.

“It is mostly the women, I am not welcome with the women much anymore, I learned that last weekend in Wigan. I want to try and better myself so I have more opportunity playing on the PDC side with the men, so hopefully I can perform better and improve.

“I feel what me and Lisa have done for the sport, I don’t think they realise how much we have helped. It’s not like they should say thank you, but they genuinely don’t care and they are all against us, they cheer against us and it’s just not a very nice environment.”

Sherrock cited an incident in a recent Women’s Series event in Wigan, where she was playing rising star Beau Greaves in the final and was upset by apparent partisan support for the 18-year-old.

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Greaves produced a brilliant 148 checkout to save a leg on her throw at 3-3, at which the room raucously cheered, and after losing her composure Sherrock was broken in the next leg and went on to lose a close final 5-3.

“It should be best of order at these events,” Sherrock added. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s all run perfectly – the PDC run it so well.

“I just remember playing that final against Beau, but that roar after her 148. After the match I walked out and could see everyone barring people that were sat on my table watching and cheering and I just thought, ‘Do you know what, you should support everyone in the room if they play well’.

“I get it all the time, I don’t know why I’m not used to it by now. I did let the atmosphere get to me, I should be more professional around it all, I shouldn’t let it get to me, but me and Lisa have done so much, it wasn’t even the end of the game.

“I could understand if it was the end of the game. It was literally all the room.”


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