For everybody who thinks Murray hates the English.....

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by harrpau7, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. harrpau7

    harrpau7 Rookie

    Mar 17, 2007
    England are ALL idiots

    Murray identifies himself as "Scottish, but also British". Prior to Wimbledon 2006, Murray caused some public debate 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. It was also reported that Murray had worn a Paraguay shirt on the day of England's World Cup match with the South American team.

    Murray explained that his comments were said in jest during a light-hearted interview with sports columnist Maurice Russo, 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. Sports journalist Des Kelly wrote that another tabloid had later "lifted a couple of [the 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".

    Murray protested that he is "not anti-English and never was" and he expressed disappointment over England's subsequent elimination by Portugal. 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 and Henman. He also stated that the rumour that Murray had worn a Paraguay shirt was untrue.

    In an interview with Gabby Logan for the BBC's Inside Sport programme, Murray said that he was both Scottish and British and was comfortable and happy with his British identity. 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, and that his girlfriend, Kim Sears, is English.
  2. Devilito

    Devilito Hall of Fame

    Jun 10, 2009
    but I hate the English. Does that count?
  3. Manus Domini

    Manus Domini Hall of Fame

    Jan 10, 2010
    where does this come from? Who is claiming he is Anglophobic? I wasn't, wait you aren't Batz

    are people really spouting that nonsense here?

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