Ross Smith makes sarcastic gesture after Dirk van Duijvenbode mimics celebration
Ross Smith waved Dirk van Duijvenbode off the stage during their PDC Darts World Championship contest at Alexandra Palace after fans spotted the Dutchman mocking his celebration.
With Van Duijvenbode picking up the first set after a deciding leg, Kent thrower Smith took the second with the Sky Sports cameras zooming in on his reaction.
With Smith waving his opponent off before looking into the camera, fans had previously pointed to a bit of needle between them – despite Smith laughing off Van Duijvenbode's earlier imitation of his celebration.
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One fan had previously said: "That was a sarcastic celebration from Dirk 100%."
A second agreed: "Don’t get it tbh. Dirk loves to give it some in big moments. Can only guess they don’t get on maybe."
Following Smith's retort, a fan wrote: "There's just been beef non stop in this game it's beautiful to see."
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The duo were expected to hammer in plenty of 180s, hitting 15 across the first four sets as both looked to book a fourth round clash against Michael van Gerwen.
With Van Duijvenbode picking up the third set to take the lead, Smith hit back with vastly improved doubles to win the fourth and level up the tie.
As well as a tie against Mighty Mike, the winner knew they would pick up at least £35,000 pounds by reaching the last 16 stage at Ally Pally.
Smith had said of the rivalry before the contest: "It's alright doing it for one game but it's about that consistency. I've now got to go and do that against Dirk and hopefully get the win.
"I'm trying to have a bit more fun. I don't want to come across as too boring.
"I just want to have fun up there and actually express myself a bit more, I've loved it."
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