I reacted disgracefully! Taylor apologises after ugly confrontation with Barney
11:42 GMT, 31 December 2012
Phil Taylor apologised for his ‘disgraceful’ behaviour after beating Raymond van Barneveld in the World Championship semi-final on Sunday.
‘The Power’, who will play Michael van Gerwen in the final, clashed with Barney after his 6-4 win at Alexandra Palace and the pair had to be separated by security guards.
‘I reacted disgracefully and I feel terrible,’ Taylor told Sky Sports.
‘I’m ashamed because I really like Raymond but he hurt me a little bit, that was all it was.
‘It was spur of the moment.’
Scroll down for a video of the incident
Head to head: Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld clash at the end of their titanic battle
Clash: Taylor and Van Barneveld go head to head as they leave the stage
Taylor and Van Barneveld clash