A nomination by Michael van Gerwen as Sportsman of the Year has been the subject of repeated discussions in the recent past. The topdarter never made the selection, not even this year. But now he is taking it for a fellow athlete.
“If Max Verstappen is not already there, something is not going well, I think that guy is phenomenal: the board is a bit misplaced”, Van Gerwen responds during a press conference to the World Championship darts on the fact that Verstappen does not the nominees belongs.
Van Gerwen is not so happy that he has never been nominated. “They will have a good reason for it, although I am curious now what this year is the reason for Max Verstappen …”