Former darts world champion Raymond van Barneveld sparked a war of words between himself and another former champ Adrian Lewis when he suggested that the 28-year-old would have to get fit if he was to have any hope of beating him.
The 45-year-old, not on the face of it the picture of athleticism, gave the warning after he beat 'Jackpot' Lewis 7-2 in the Darts Premier League in Brighton.
Lewis "has to live a little bit healthier and lose some weight or go to the gym," said the Dutchman, known on the circuit as Barney.
"He is a youngster but at the end it will hurt. In all these years I did the same work and I'm 45 now and I see what it does to you.
"You take too much sugar and you get blurred vision, you have problems, you're sweating and you're tired all the time. I'm warning all these youngsters to stay healthy because someday you will be 45 like me and you will suffer.
Lewis's response did not suggest he had exactly taken Van Barneveld's advice to heart: "As he thinks he is Usain Bolt, I will start doing the 100m sprint with him."
In the end their clash came down to their doubling out – both men averaged just over 100 for each of their three darts, but Lewis managed only two from 12 shots at doubles.
Both did enough, however, to continue in the league, which dropped its two bottom-placed participants after nine weeks of competition.