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Thursday, 13 December 2012

'Jesus lookalike' darts fan ejected for 'distracting players

  • Nathan Grindal, 33, was told to leave final after fans chanted 'Jesus' at him
  • Nathan, of Oxfordhsire, was escorted to a nearby bar to watch rest of the game
  • Professional Darts Corporation said he was evicted before players were distracted

    A darts fan was kicked out of a live televised final after the 4,500-strong crowd interrupted play by taunting him - because he looks like Jesus.
    Bearded Nathan Grindal was enjoying the clash between Phil Taylor and Kim Huybrechts when some of the audience spotted his likeness to the son of God.
    Chants of 'Jesus' quickly spread through the rowdy crowd packed into Butlins' at Minehead, Somerset.
    Security staff were called amid fears that Nathan's omnipresence was upsetting the concentration of ex-world champ Taylor and his Belgian rival.
    The labourer, of Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was close to tears as six bouncers removed him from the Cash Converters Players' Championship which was being shown on ITV4.
    As he left a chant of 'Stand up if you love Jesus' broke out with many of the boozed-up crowd getting to their feet.
    Nathan, 33, was escorted to a nearby bar where the security staff bought him a pint and told him to watch the rest of the final on the telly.
    He saw the legendary Taylor win - and then found himself being asked to pose for signed photos with fans as they left the arena.
    Blond-haired Nathan, who emigrated from his native Australia to Oxford six years ago, said: 'I didn't go to the darts dressed as Jesus - I went as me.
    'It was all very weird and distressing. I didn't break down crying but I did get emotionally distraught.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246932/Bearded-darts-fan-Nathan-Grindal-ejected-Phil-The-Power-Taylor-match-5-000-strong-crowd-heckle-Jesus-taunts.html#ixzz2Eynw7jEu
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