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!
But the motion to break away was underway well before the pre-emancipated Scotsman won his gold medal representing the nation whose hairy bosom nurtured him and turned him into the one-slam wonder that he is.
You will have to concede that the sinister plot to steal a nation's glory is about to work to perfection. A nation waited 76 years only to see the Scottish plaid rug pulled from under its proverbial feet. Has he no shame?
Will we see a repeat of 1775 when another unruly stepchild broke away to become a patronising superpower? For a superpower Scotland will be, 1 Open Era Slam to (formerly) Great Britain's 0.
These are dark times indeed.