BREAKING NEWS: Eric Bristow axed from Sky Sports role after comments made on Twitter last night

By Darts Weekly Staff
29 NOVEMBER 2016 • 10:15AM

Sky Sports have this morning announced they will no longer be using Eric Bristow for their darts coverage following his comments on Twitter about the football sexual abuse story last night.

In a series of tweets posted on Bristow’s official Twitter account last night, he said the victims were not ‘proper men’ for failing to ‘sort out’ the abusers.

Most of the tweets have since been deleted this morning, but a Sky spokesperson has said: “He was a contributor to our darts coverage in the past but we will not be using him in the future.”

The five-time world champion has been used in various roles for the channel’s darts coverage since he stopped playing professionally, which included punditry, commentating and spotting.

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