Michael van Gerwen succeeds in ‘operation get the badge in’ at darts celebration

Michael van Gerwen had darts fans in stitches with his latest "get the badge in" effort at the PDC celebration.

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Buying a new car, entering arenas, and even at Cambridge University – you name it, and he's probably got the badge in there. It was no different as he joined the other 10 world champions from the last 30 years on Monday (November 27).

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The PDC uploaded a picture of them all together on stage, with Van Gerwen sporting a black Stoney sweatshirt, and like clockwork, getting the badge in. "Operation get the badge in perfectly executed from MVG," hailed one fan.

Another commented: "MVG knows what he is doing getting that badge in." And a third joked: "Night with the champions at seven, Millwall away at eight. Only one MVG."

While the unofficially official get the badge in account gave him a rave review. They wrote: "MvG, the three-time champ, might feel hard done by at not being given a trophy to hold.

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"He’s still managed to make himself the centre of attention. Finding himself in a tricky situation in the middle of the line, expert #badgein technique ensures everyone knows he’s the main man. My favourite for the tournament. A 9 (darter)/10."

Van Gerwen is second in the bookies' odds to add a fourth world title to his resume at Ally Pally in the next few weeks. He would've had more had it not been for the dominance of Phil Taylor in his early career.

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“Deep inside his heart, he knows I was the one who made it really difficult for him in loads of games," he joked after Taylor had teased him about his missed darts back in 2008.

"I did it in loads of tournaments but never at the world championships and that is something I cannot do anymore. He’s so lucky I wasn’t born earlier!”

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