DARTS fans were left fuming after Sky Sports' coverage of the World Championship went off air in the middle of a gripping match.
Luke Humphries was taking on Chris Dobey in an enthralling encounter when the broadcast was interrupted midway through the pivotal sixth set.
Viewers immediately took to Twitter to rant at the frustration drop in coverage.
To make matters worse, Sky Sports only rectified what they called the 'temporary fault' once the leg had ended, with the broadcast showing Humphries collecting his winning darts.
One angry supporter tweeted: "Really enjoying Dobey v Humphries until @SkySports coverage went onto a fault…"
Another said: "A @SkySports special right there. Iin the middle of watching a cracking match between Dobey and Humphries and they throw horse racing on both main event and arena."
A third simple ranted: "WHERE IS MY DARTS?!"
One fan pointed out: "Hmm quite a crucial moment for sky to go down! What’s happening in the darts anyone?"
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Another cynically suggested: "@skysports having a technical error while the darts is on knowing fine well everyone will head to @SkyBet to check updates…"
A disgruntled Sky Sports customer added: "Fix the darts channel. Ye charge enough for it."
Fortunately for viewers, coverage was back in time for the decisive seventh set, with Humphries drawing first blood with an impressive first-leg check-out.
And Humphries was ultimately able to close out the match to reach the quarter-finals – with no further interruptions.
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