Luke Littler does ‘calma’ celebration after being labelled the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo of darts’

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Published: 21:16, 3 Jan 2024Updated: 23:41, 3 Jan 2024Luke Littler channelled his inner Cristiano Ronaldo with his own ‘calma’ celebration during his defeat to Luke Humphries.

The 16-year-old darts sensation lost to his fellow Brit in the final of the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace, but played some great darts on Wednesday night and had some fun in the process.


Littler was calm and collected after winning the fourth setCredit: @SkySportsDarts X
Littler has shone throughout the tournament but appeared nervy early on as Humphries took the first set.

He drew level in the second before going behind once again in the third, although equalised once again as he won the fourth set 3-1.

After hitting double four, Littler outstretched his arms before pushing his hands down as the Alexandra Palace crowd cheered.

It was a similar celebration to that of footballing legend Ronaldo, who told opposition fans to calm down on many occasions after goals.

Littler’s boyhood coach has even likened him to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner given how talented he is at such a young age.

“At nine he was good. Before he was 11 he was extremely good,” Karl Holden told BBC Breakfast.

“He’s a freak of nature, honestly, he really is. I’d say he’s the Ronaldo of darts. He is one of the best players in the world at the age of 16.”

Littler won the fifth and sixth sets to take the lead for the first time in the final.


Littler’s celebration was very similar to Ronaldo’sCredit: Getty
Littler spurned a golden chance to go 5-2 up and the momentum swung in favour of the world no.1 who secured a 7-4 victory.


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