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Scott Murray

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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Why do English people cheer Andy Murray?

Not only is he a plum IMO, he also stated before the last football World Cup that he supported "anyone but England".

So why should England support this tool?

Personally I will take no pride in any of his personal achievements and prefer to accept that England have no decent players right now.

Federer FTW
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
double standards

i don't get it either
#2
that was a joke!
banned#3
With you all the way. Federer to win
#4
wulshaz
that was a joke!


Yeah righteo.

I'm sure Glasgow was buzzing when Henmen took Centre Court. lol
#5
Actually yeah, I did agree with you about the world cup comment, but if you look at the context in which it was made, the media took it entirely the wrong way- he was having a joke with a friend who was suggesting that he wouldn't support Scotland so he retorted with that comment.
Not to mention that he is a good tennis player with a beautiful technique and he must be admired for that.
#6
i hate tennis so havent a clue what your on about with henman but i have been reading all the hype about murray
#7
torapoole
Actually yeah, I did agree with you about the world cup comment, but if you look at the context in which it was made, the media took it entirely the wrong way- he was having a joke with a friend who was suggesting that he wouldn't support Scotland so he retorted with that comment.
Not to mention that he is a good tennis player with a beautiful technique and he must be admired for that.


For the same reason Federer FTW.
[helper]#8
Yes Federer to win. I didnt know until todaythat Murray held these views.
#9
roadrunner1
For the same reason Federer FTW.


Fair enough, so long as it's not based on his nationality, or comments taken out of context. And agreed, I love Federer, he's a wonderful player and I'm torn between him or Murray winning. :thumbsup:
#10
You clearly shouldn't be allowed to support Murry anyway if you think Scot has two t's in it!
#11
He's only British while he's winning - when he loses he's Scottish again . . . thats how it works isn't it?
#12
apparntly wasnt that big a comment he made. we cheered on Chris Hoy at the olympics...im sure he doesnt support english footy....such IS football.... fact is though we treated him as a BRIT so why so serious with andy murray?
#13
scotland88
You clearly shouldn't be allowed to support Murry anyway if you think Scot has two t's in it!


lol can you spell his name.

Epic fail
#14
LJM
Yes Federer to win. I didnt know until todaythat Murray held these views.


he doesn't.
#15
LJM
Yes Federer to win. I didnt know until todaythat Murray held these views.
it isnt his views it was a joke with friends! about scotland and england!
#16
mbgringo
He's only British while he's winning - when he loses he's Scottish again . . . thats how it works isn't it?


:giggle:
banned#17
sour grapes,
no wonder there are so many problems between Scotland & England....ridiculous
#18
LJM
Yes Federer to win. I didnt know until todaythat Murray held these views.


Ahhh for pity's sake- look up the context in which the comments were made before judging! I have no right to criticise you because i held the same views (infact I even posted on here slating Murray!) but I sincerely recommend that you delve further into it before writing him off xx
#19
Scottish has 2 t's and that will do for me. :thumbsup:

lulz
#20
Im supporting GB
#21
Crimewatch is on BBC2
#22
You've got to realise that a lot of Scottish people have a friendly "as long as England lose" attitude to most sports. We know we aren't world beaters at most sports, but if England lose it generally makes us feel a lot better!
It's nice for us to have a Scottish sportsman/woman thats doing pretty well for once, they don't come along too often!
banned#23
mbgringo
He's only British while he's winning - when he loses he's Scottish again . . . thats how it works isn't it?


yep!!!
and for every other sporting event..:x
#24
:? a tool is a useful weapon...a murray is a....mint !
#25
student_mummy
yep!!!
and for every other sporting event..:x


He is winning? So don't get the point being made.
#26
Bora Horza
You've got to realise that a lot of Scottish people have a friendly "as long as England lose" attitude to most sports. We know we aren't world beaters at most sports, but if England lose it generally makes us feel a lot better!


Absolutely, and you know what- England have that attitude about Scotland too, it's all banter and good fun and people shouldn't take it so seriously!
banned#27
magicbeans
apparntly wasnt that big a comment he made. we cheered on Chris Hoy at the olympics...im sure he doesnt support english footy....such IS football.... fact is though we treated him as a BRIT so why so serious with andy murray?


because murrays arrogant hoy isnt and it wasnt only once murray has said about not wanting england to win also said on soccer am he will be wearing a paraguay shirt when england play them
hes a **** of the highest order!:thumbsup:
banned#28
He laffs n jokes too much for me.
Never takes anything seriously.
#29
torapoole
Absolutely, and you know what- England have that attitude about Scotland too, it's all banter and good fun and people shouldn't take it so seriously!

+1 well said :thumbsup:
#30
rm13_hammer
because murrays arrogant hoy isnt and it wasnt only once murray has said about not wanting england to win also said on soccer am he will be wearing a paraguay shirt when england play them
hes a **** of the highest order!:thumbsup:


but come on...everyone knows england and scotland are footballing rivals!! he's been asking for british support. he wouldnt be asking for that unless he felt he was british and wanted the backing?
banned#31
roadrunner1
He is winning? So don't get the point being made.


cba
#32
wulshaz
+1 well said :thumbsup:


I second that too!

If we didn't have some light hearted banter then we'd all be greetin faced grumps!

:-D
#33
Is he winning?


Great British sportsman he is :)
#34
magicbeans
but come on...everyone knows england and scotland are footballing rivals!! he's been asking for british support. he wouldnt be asking for that unless he felt he was british and wanted the backing?


Indeed, and also, do you think he'd have an English GF if he really hated England that much?? At the end of the day there has always been an England/Scot rivalry but it's all in jest and should be taken as such xx
#35
At the end of the day if the Scottish want to hate the English it's their business.

I'm English and I always like to see the Scotts do well, I won't stoop to cheering for the other side just because he may have said this or that.

C'mon Murray!
#36
If Scotland were in the World Cup I would want them to win (apart from when playing England)
#37
OK, seeing as no one else has posted it, here's the explanation of the Paraguay comment. Hopefully the Mail readers can read more than one sentence...:lol:

Murray identifies himself as "Scottish, but also British".[93][94] Prior to Wimbledon 2006, Murray caused some public debate[95] when he was quoted as saying he would "support anyone but England" at the 2006 World Cup. He received large amounts of hate mail on his website as a result.[96] It was also reported (incorrectly, it turned out) that Murray had worn a Paraguay shirt on the day of England's World Cup match with the South American team.[97]

Murray explained that his comments were said in jest during a light-hearted interview with sports columnist Des Kelly,[98] who asked him if he would be supporting Scotland in the World Cup, in the knowledge that Scotland had failed to qualify for the tournament.[99] Kelly stated another tabloid had later "lifted a couple of them [comments] into a 'story' that took on a life of its own and from there the truth was lost" and that he despaired over the "nonsensical criticism".[100]

Murray protested that he is "not anti-English and never was"[93] and he expressed disappointment over England's subsequent elimination by Portugal.[101] In an interview with Nicky Campbell on BBC Radio 5 Live, Tim Henman confirmed that the remarks had been made in jest and were only in response to Murray being teased by Kelly[98] and Henman.[102] He also stated that the rumour that Murray had worn a Paraguay shirt was untrue.[102]

In an interview with Gabby Logan for the BBC's Inside Sport programme, Andy said that he was both Scottish and British and was comfortable and happy with his British identity.[103] He said he saw no conflict between the two and was equally proud of them. He has also pointed out that he is quarter English with some of his family originating from Newcastle, his coach is Scottish and that his girlfriend, Kim Sears, is English.[104]
banned#38
student_mummy
Sour grapes...England cant cope when Scotland do actually win anything and the rivalry is stupid

Oh and for the record most of my family are English but its obvious..


scotland actually win something??? news to me!:w00t:
#39
student_mummy
Sour grapes...England cant cope when Scotland do actually win anything and the rivalry is stupid

Oh and for the record most of my family are English but its obvious..


Sour grapes is the opposite view point that was expressed.

TBH I don't care how a Scottish sports person performs in the same way I don't care about France. No hate.

AW obviously hates England like must Scots living here. :)
banned#40
rm13_hammer
scotland actually win something??? news to me!:w00t:


haha, i dont follow sports but im sure you will have heard of 1967.....thats the year after 1966 :p

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