First it was the field of The Vale, then it was a Christmas number one campaign. Now, the Wealdstone Raider has made it to the Ally Pally for the World Darts Championship.
The latest YouTube sensation was spotted in the crowd early in the night and quickly attracted more attention than the Oche itself, even though tournament favourite Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor was working his magic in his 3-0 win over Jyhan Artut.
Having been pulled out of the crowd by broadcasters Sky Sports, the Raider was interview in which he admitted his love for darts, complete with pint in hand.
“I ain't got no fans,” said the Raider, real name Gordon Hill. “I don't believe this. I haven't got no fans. I love darts. This is the first time I've actually been here live.”
As he retreated to the stands, fans of the Raider continued to chant his name, even turning their back on the action to do so.
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This isn’t the first time the Raider stepped into the limelight though, having risen to fame through a YouTube video of him abusing rival fans during a Wealdstone FC match. He subsequently launched a tilt at the Christmas number one that has seen him break into the top five with his charity hit song “Got No Fans” (of course) in which he calls out such A-list celebrities as Justin Bieber, Piers Morgan and Kim Kardashian.
All proceeds made from the track will go towards Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Autism Concern as well as Wealdstone Raiders Youth FC, and the builder claims to have raised £3,000 already by charging £2 for photos.Reuse content