In the recent British Internationals darts tournament in Fife, compère Martin Fitzmaurice tried to keep the crowd entertained during a break in play.

Uproar | Comments made by darts compère Martin Fitzmaurice have seen the veteran rightly criticised and shamed. (Image | Daily Mail)

Uproar | Comments made by darts compère Martin Fitzmaurice at the British Internationals have caused outrage and lifted the lid on the world of professional darts. (Image | Daily Mail)

The veteran has been a fixture of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) for many years, with his famous catchphrase “Let’s play darts!” the siren call to energise the crowd before a match begins.

Yet on this occasion, Fitzmaurice used the microphone to make himself more than just a voice for warming up spectators, as he proceeded to give what felt like a substandard Bernard Manning tribute act.

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