James Maddison enjoys the darts in down-time after World Cup break

Leicester star and darts fanatic James Maddison takes in a night out at Ally Pally as he enjoys some down-time after the World Cup with England… but he refuses to down a pint despite rowdy fans’ chants!

  • Leicester and England star James Maddison was in attendance at the Ally Pally
  • The 26-year-old is an avid fan of the sport and regularly plays it on away trips 
  • Maddison told Sky Sports that he’s ‘stopped counting’ how many 180’s he’s got
  • He refused to down a pint despite chants by fans asking him to do so 

Leicester and England star James Madison was at Ally Pally to enjoy the World Darts Championships on Friday night.

The 26-year-old is looking to be back in action for the Foxes on Boxing Day, after not playing a minute over the World Cup due to an injury he suffered in his last Premier League game.

Three days before they play Newcastle, Maddison was in the stands enjoying the darts, and he refused to down a pint after chants by fans.

James Maddison enjoyed his down-time at the darts following the World Cup with England

The Leicester star is an avid fan of darts and regularly plays the sport while on away trips

The Leicester star did a dart throwing celebration against Wolves back in October

Maddison in an interview with Sky Sports said: ‘I think it’s known that I’m a big fan of the darts.

‘We have a good darts school at Leicester. Lot of the lads play, even the staff play.

‘We take the board to away games and we stick it up the night before when we’re having down time and the standard is decent.’

When asked if he was top of the leaderboard, he said: ‘I don’t want to come across big-headed but I am.

Martin Schindler celebrates his win during his second round match on Friday evening 

Maddison refused to down a pint despite chants from fans in attendance asking him to do 

Fans were in the Christmas spirit at the Ally Pally with just two days to go until the big day

A group of fans dressed as Elves as they enjoy the action at Alexandra Palace on Friday

One fan went for a different approach as they wore a beekeeper outfit for the night at the darts

‘Luke Thomas who is with me today would say different but the standard is quite good to be fair.’

When asked if he gets 180’s, he replied: ‘Yeah, I’ve had a few 180’s. Gone past the stage where I count how many I’ve got. But it’s good fun we love the darts.’

Maddison has regularly spoken about his love for darts and even did a dart throwing celebration when he scored in a 4-0 victory over Wolves back in October.

Maddison has been a standout star for Leicester again this season, registering seven goals and four assists which led to him being called up for the England squad.

Despite travelling to Qatar, he hasn’t played since the Foxes’ 2-0 victory over West Ham before the World Cup break.

His manager Brendan Rodgers said about Maddison’s chances of playing on Monday: ‘We’re going to give it every chance to see where he’s at. He’s had some ongoing issues with his knee. We’ll assess that.’

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