Murray to continue to play for Great Britain despite backlash
2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray has caused widespread anger in certain parts after pledging his support for the ‘Yes’ vote in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum.
His tweet the day before the vote said “Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this.”
Many British tennis fans see this as a betrayal to many years of support and he has since received numerous offensive and threatening messages by online trolls towards him and his mother Judy. Some even referred to the 1996 Dunblane massacre which are now being looked into by police.
Murray was seen practising yesterday in Wimbledon. The 27 year old, who was ineligble to vote, predicted a narrow win for the ‘Better Together’ campaign. He has vowed to continue playing for Great Britain despite the ‘No’ vote win and that the result would not affect his loyalty to Team GB in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against the United States.
“I will be playing for Great Britain in the Davis Cup next year, that is for sure, I will be there in March. As far as I’m concerned the vote doesn’t change anything in that regard.“
He departs for China tomorrow, eager to reestablish his position in the top eight players and qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.