PDC World Championship 2024: Scott Williams sorry for ‘genuinely stupid’ Germany comment

Scott Williams has apologised for his comments about Germany at the PDC World Darts Championship, where he joked about England winning “two World Wars and one World Cup”.

Williams says the comments, made on stage immediately after his third-round win over German Martin Schindler on Wednesday, were “genuinely stupid”.

The 33-year-old beat Damon Heta 4-1 on Saturday to reach the last eight.

“The guys from Germany know I love Germany,” he told Sky Sports.

He said he has been advised “to come off social media”, adding: “What I said in the last interview on stage was stupid, genuinely stupid. My deepest apologies to anyone who took offence.

“I have had a lot of messages from people who haven’t taken offence – but that has gone now and I am looking forward to Monday.”

Williams’ dominant win over Australian Heta, which included a 170 checkout, sets up a quarter-final meeting with three-time winner Michael van Gerwen, of the Netherlands.

“I am really looking forward to it, he is a completely different gravy to everyone else in the competition,” said Williams, who is through to the last eight at London’s Alexandra Palace for the first time.

“I am just going to go up there and throw darts and if they go in, they go in.”

Source: BBC