BURNHAM-ON-SEA darts star Gary Anderson has been caught up in an unusual controversy, having been accused of breaking wind during Thursday's match with Wesley Harms.

Both Anderson and his Dutch opponent have now accused each other of repeatedly farting during their second round match at the Grand Slam of Darts, which Anderson won 10-2.

The two-time world champion and Burnham resident was accused of producing a "fragrant smell" during the encounter in Wolverhampton, with Harms telling Dutch TV station RTL7L: "It'll take me two nights to lose this smell from my nose."

But Anderson told the media: "If the boy thinks I've farted he's 1010% wrong.

"I swear on my children's lives that it was not my fault.

"I had a bad stomach once on stage before and admitted it.

"So I'm not going to lie about farting on stage.

"Every time I walked past there was a waft of rotten eggs so that's why I was thinking it was him.

"It was bad. It was a stink, then he started to play better and I thought he must have needed to get some wind out.

"If somebody has done that they need to see a doctor.

"Seemingly he says it was me but I would admit it."