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Anderson admits deliberately losing

Anderson on life as the globe champion

World champion Gary Anderson has revealed he deliberately lost a Premier League match against Adrian Lewis at Glasgow’s SECC in 2011.

Scot Anderson, 44, led the match three- but, with Lewis suffering “disgraceful” abuse, permitted the Englishman to reel off eight legs in a row to safe an 8-3 victory.

When asked if he intentionally lost, Anderson told BBC Scotland: “Yes.

“I did not want to win a game exactly where that happened I believed it was a disgrace.”

What is the Premier League?
A 10-man tournament played in a round-robin format (though only eight competed in 2011). The best four players qualify for the semi-finals, which take location on the exact same evening as the final. Anderson took property £200,000 for winning this year’s occasion.

Anderson subsequently issued a statement on social media