Rangers fan Menzies aims terrible Leeds United jibe at darts rival
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Rangers fanatic Cameron Menzies has jokingly taken a swipe at Leeds United supporter Luke Humphries ahead of their clash at the European Darts Matchplay in Trier.
Menzies, the partner of ‘Queen of the Palace’ Fallon Sherrock, came through his first round match on Friday, defeating Niels Zonneveld 6-3. The seeds, including Humphries, enter the competition today (Saturday).
Cool Hand has been one of the stars of the season so far, winning three European Tour events and is being tipped by many to secure a major title during the second half of 2022.
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Humphries was named Luke by his Leeds-supporting dad as its initials are an abbreviation of the title ‘Leeds United, Kings of Europe’. Menzies accepts he is in for a tough match and may not be able to live with Humphries if the Berkshire thrower hits top form. He also said it is a matter of time before the 27-year-old becomes a world champion.
However, he couldn’t resist poking fun at his rival’s footballing loyalties. He also told Humphries and Leeds that they can forget about signing Rangers ace Ryan Kent, who has been linked with a move to Elland Road this summer.
“The thing is, no matter what I do against Luke, I can get beat 6-0, 6-1, 6-2. I’ve got nothing to lose,” he said. “That guy's amazing, he'’s a terrible football fan supporting Leeds. He’s not getting Ryan Kent but what a player it is and it won't be long until he's world champion.”
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Elsewhere on Friday, Rowby-John Rodriguez dumped out Danny Noppert in a dramatic deciding-leg to set up a second round showdown against top seed Gerwyn Price. Rodriguez survived four match darts over the course of three legs as he fought back from 5-3 down to edge out UK Open champion Noppert.
The pair exchanged ton-plus finishes in the early stages before Noppert seized the initiative with back-to-back 14-darters, but the Dutchman was unable to complete the job, as Rodriguez kept his cool to prevail with a clinical two-dart 78 kill in the decider.
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