Gerwyn Price deletes immigrants tweet as old post resurfaces on social media

Gerwyn Price has deleted a controversial tweet about immigrants after facing backlash from fans on social media.

Price, who is the current world darts champion, took to social media in the wake of the 2015 Paris terror attacks, calling for all immigrants to be banned from the UK.

In the post, which has now been removed, the world number one wrote: "That's why we shouldn't let immigrants into the UK.

"Only a matter of time until it happens here. #immigrants #isis #suicidebombers"

130 people died in the Paris attacks on November 13th 2015 when gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars almost simultaneously.

Price received some backlash for the tweet in the hours after he posted it six years ago, with darts fans taking aim at him over his views.

Replying to one social media user who disagreed with him, Price responded: "All you people must be dumb or blind."

The social media post resurfaced on Tuesday, with scores of people taking to Twitter to condemn the comments after they began to circulate once again.

Soon after, the tweet was deleted.

Daily Star Sport has reached out to Gerwyn Price for comment.

Price, a former rugby player and current world number one, has struggled to get fans on side during his controversial darts career.

The 36-year-old seems to thrive off crowd hostility, with supporters of the sport often making their feelings known when he is on the Oche.

Price is still in this year's World Championship, narrowly beating Belgian Kim Huybrechts on Monday evening.

Throughout the contest, Price was booed and jeered by the crowd as he has been throughout his career on PDC circuit, with one chant adjudged to have gone too far by Sky Sports.

Some of those in attendance could be heard calling the Welshman a 'sheep sh****** b******', with sound seemingly dropping out for those watching on at home.

Price won the tournament last year, beating Gary Anderson 7-3 during the final at Alexandra Palace.

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