Raymond van Barneveld received a hero's welcome in Rotterdam
Rotterdam Ahoy goes crazy for their hero...
By Sky Sports Darts
Last Updated: 16/03/17 10:29pm
Five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld enjoyed arguably the greatest reception of his career as the Premier League hit Rotterdam on Thursday night.
The Dutchman milked the adulation of a sell-out crowd as he strode to the oche to take on Gary Anderson.
Van Barneveld was eager to reward the orange-clad Dutch supporters with a key victory in his bid to avoid elimination against the world No 2.
And the 49-year-old was rampant in Rotterdam as he averaged 103.71 with 72 per cent on the doubles, including a 156 checkout, to record an emphatic 7-2 victory over the Scot.
The 10,000-strong crowd packed in to the Arena for the seventh league night of this season and it proved to be another emotional reception for Barney from a sea of orange as far as the eye could see.
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