Robin Van Persie watches darts, gets competitive

Posted by - January 5, 2009 - Arsenal

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Darts fanatic Robin Van Persie spent his Sunday cheering on compatriot Raymond Van Barneveld in the PDC World Championship. The Arsenal star was at the Alexandra Palace to watch his fellow Dutchman get thrashed by Phil Taylor. But that didn’t stop Van Persie throwing down the gauntlet to make himself the undisputed darts champion of the Premier League.

He said: “I started playing darts when I was four. Although I love the game, not a lot of the other Arsenal lads are that keen – but I heard that John Terry is a very good player. Next time we play Chelsea, if we’re beating them again, I might just drop in a line about beating him at darts too, just to wind him up.”

RVP, JT, a dartboard and a couple of fat suits: it’s got Sport Relief written all over it!