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Chelsea footballer Michael Essien appears at the world darts championships

by | 17th, December 2011

TO the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace, where Chelsea footballer Michael Essien is the star attraction. To some, darts is just an audition for Celebrity Fit Club. But it’s more than that. Dartists have nicknames. What price football adopting the ploy and Michael Essien becoming Michael ‘The Thigh Bone’ Essien, playing alongside Didier ‘The Ivory Man’ Drogba and Frank ‘Lights Off’ Lampard?

Also, is Essien thinking of taking up darts? Out for the Premier League season so far – the Chelsea enforcer ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus during pre-season training – Essien would not be first player to stagger into the darts arena.

Many footballers use downtime to go on Twitter and share their thoughts on washing up and breakfast as a way of getting into the media on their own terms. Better, perhaps, they retrain for the days after the match, when the flesh widens but the competitive streak remains.

Darts is the future. Darts may be a good walk spoilt, as the critics say, but it’s a sport at its most pure.

Game on…



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