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'Jesus' tossed from darts tournament

Published On: Dec 18 2012 09:42:49 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 18 2012 10:03:47 AM CST
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Talk about a heavy cross to bear.

Nathan Grindal's striking resemblance to Jesus got him booted from a recent darts tournament in England, ABC News reported.

Grindal, 33, who has long hair and a full beard, was sitting in the stands of the tournament in Somerset when nearby spectators began chanting "Jesus!, Jesus!" during the final match.

Soon, most of the 4,500 fans in attendance got in on the act, and security led Grindal to another area of the stadium, deciding the chanting was too much of a distraction to players Phil Taylor and Kim Huybrechts, The Mirror reported.

Fans found the incident hilarious, but Grindal wasn't laughing.

"It was distressing," he told The Mirror. "I was emotionally distraught. The crowd were bullying me and picking on me. It would have been OK if security hadn’t made a fuss getting me out."

Huybrechts, the runner-up, later signed Grindal's program with the words: "To Jesus. Hard luck mate."

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