Originally Posted by Mainad
Lol...for one moment when I read this I thought: "Oh no, what terrible thing has Murray done now? What did he say? What did he do?
Whatever may happen to Scotland as a country in the future, it is presently still legally a part of Great Britain and that is the country Murray was representing when he won the gold medal. It reflects the reality of the situation when he won it.
Just think of all those non-Russians who represented the Soviet Union or the East Germans or Czechoslovak or Yugoslavian sports figures. Would you expect them to be retrospectively stripped of their medals because their countries no longer form part of the Soviet Union, East Germany, Czechoslovakia or Yugoslavia? No, of course not because those were the countries they represented at that time and that reflected the political reality of that time.
Nice try. But this one is going nowhere!
Agreed! In all seriousness though let us say Scotland do gain independence, where does "British tennis stand"? because he is as it stands the first British champion in over 70 years, will he still be classed as such or become Scotlands's first champion with Britain still looking for their first in over 70 years? As Scotland would be independent