Sports and politics are inextricably mixed.
Most sports stadia are built, even in America, as a result of political lobbying.
If Scotland gets political independence it will still be tied up to the other nations with which it shares a land mass and a European identity.
And Mr Murray will still choose to live in England and only visit his hotel in Dunblane.
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