It was a harrowing experience for Nathan Grindal when more than 4,000 darts fans decided he looked like Jesus.
As he sat down among them to watch a top darts final, the crowd started crucifying him with chants of: “Stand up if you love Jesus.” Click to read more.
The mickey-taking got so loud that it began to put legend of the oche Phil “The Power” Taylor and Belgian opponent Kim Huybrechts off their game.
So security men were called and poor old Nathan was asked to leave.
Six guards escorted the 33-year-old labourer to another part of the venue where he had to watch the rest of the match on TV.
Fans among the 4,500 crowd found the spectacle hilarious, but furious Nathan did not see the funny side.
He said: “It was distressing. I was emotionally distraught. The crowd were bullying me and picking on me. It would have been OK if security hadn’t made a fuss getting me out.
“In his post-match interview, Phil Taylor said something like, ‘If I ever see Jesus again, I’ll crucify him myself’. Now that’s just hurtful.”