Fallon Sherrock hits back at social media trolls over controversial spot at Ally Pally this Christmas

FALLON SHERROCK has told the social media trolls she fully deserves her spot at Ally Pally this Christmas.

Last month the Queen of the Palace was given a backdated wildcard spot into the main draw of the PDC World Darts Championship.

PAFallon Sherrock has been given a backdated wildcard for the PDC World Darts Championship[/caption]

This followed her impressive victory at the inaugural Women’s World Matchplay in Blackpool in July.

This late call-up angered many keyboard warriors, who accused darts chiefs of bending the rules to give one of their biggest assets a belated sport at the top table.

Until then Sherrock, 28, had missed out on qualification behind Lisa Ashton and Beau Greaves in the PDC Women’s Series.

But Sherrock said: “I don’t care what anyone says. I deserve my spot because I won a major PDC title on TV. That’s my argument.

“I don’t have a point to prove to anybody. I missed out on qualifying through the Women’s Series by just over £1,000 in prize money because I wasn’t in Germany, where Beau won all four tournaments.

“I’m pretty sure I would have won at least that amount if I had gone to Germany instead of New Zealand to appear in the World Series.

“I’m not saying I would have won all of them because Beau was playing so well.

“But I’m 100% sure I would have picked up enough ranking points.”

Sherrock is super relieved she missed out on playing her boyfriend Cameron Menzies given that had they been drawn together “it could only end in World War III or divorce”!

Instead she will take on Ricky Evans in the first round on Tuesday December 20.

The winner faces Joe Cullen in the second round the night before Christmas Eve

The former hairdresser said: “My agent rang me up when he found out and said: ‘Turn your phone off in an hour.’

“When he told me I was in, I was so happy for a moment – and then I thought, ‘Oh no, I daren’t imagine what’s coming my way on social media.’ So I stayed off it for the rest of the night.

“In this day and age, I don’t think it’s right to hide behind social media. If you’ve got something to say, come here and say it to my face.

“That’s the kind of person I am – if I’ve got an issue with you or I’ve got something to say, I’ll come to you, say I’m not happy and explain why.

“I think you should confront the person – not nastily, but face up – and ask if there’s a problem.

“It’s not like I’ve reinvented the wheel, because it’s only a couple of games, but so far no other woman has done what I’ve done at Ally Pally.

“I’m happy there are three women in the world championship this year.

“And I’d love to see Lisa or Beau win a couple of games because it takes a bit off pressure, stress and publicity off me.

“It would be nice to relax, go under the radar and just play. I could be the best player in the world and I’d get hate.

“Or I could be the worst player in the world and I’d still get hate.”

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