Social Media Reaction: Barry Hearn OBE steps down

Barry Hearn (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

It was announced on Tuesday that Barry Hearn OBE will become President of the Matchroom Sport Group, with Eddie Hearn taking over as Chairman.

The news comes almost 20 years after Hearn became Chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, with the sport's elite level undergoing incredible growth since.

News of the 72-year-old passing the baton to son Eddie has been met with a great social media reaction.

Eddie Hearn

16-time World Champion Phil Taylor

PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter

Two-time World Champion Gary Anderson

2010 Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson

Lithuanian star Darius Labanauskas

Latvia's Madars Razma