Darts legend Wayne Mardle vows to block f****** idiots as he slams trolls

Darts hero Wayne Mardle is fed up with trolls on social media and has vowed to block 'f****** idiots' responding to him on Twitter.

Mardle established himself as one of the game's great characters during his playing days thanks to his Hawaii 501 persona and iconic walk-on song.

Although the 48-year-old was a popular figure among fans, he never achieved any great success on the PDC tour and famously lost in the semi-finals of the world championships on five occasions.

These days, the Dagenham-born darter is a mainstay of Sky's darts coverage, offering his insight and opinion on the sport's biggest stars as a pundit and commentator.

However, like all sports personalities, Mardle also receives his fair share of abuse on social media and has now hit out at the trolls.

Writing after Monday's epic World Darts Championship final between Michael Smith and Peter Wright, he tweeted: "If I block you today it's because you're being a f****** idiot.

"I'm changing the way I use Twitter. It's vile. I'm going to be vile back. Have a great day all." Mardle then concluded his tweet with a wink emoji.

The outburst received support from a number of people, with one account tweeting back: "Yes MAB! Great to see you over the last few weeks – brilliant tournament and very good fun too!"

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While Sky Sports colleague Rod Studd replied: "As Nassim says mab. “Sorry. I block imbeciles. Nothing personal”. #blockimbeciles."

Mardle later tweeted: "This new me on twitter is liberating."

The dartist formerly known as Hawaii 501 received huge praise for one particular line of commentary during the Ally Pally classic between Wright and Smith.

With Snakebite needing 25 to win the opening leg of the fifth set, an excited Mardle boomed out: "Can he take out the devil's finish? This is devilish. Who's in charge? He is!"

Confusing though it might have been to some, Mardle was actually referring to an old clip of former BDO champion Ted Hankey that has been doing the rounds on social media.

It received plenty of love on social media as fans lapped up the reference.

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