Andy Murray On His ‘Disappointed’ Scottish Independence Tweet

September 23, 2014


This year’s Wimbledon champion has spoken out about the Twitter post he shared merely hours before the Scottish independence referendum last week, stating he had been out of character and taken by the passion for his homeland.

Andy Was Disappointed

“It was a very emotional day for Scottish people and the whole country and the whole of the UK – it was a big day. The way it was worded, the way I sent it, is not really in my character. I don’t normally do stuff like that,” said Andy for BBC China.

“So, yeah, I was a bit disappointed by that. It’s time to move on. I can’t go back on that and I’ll concentrate on my tennis for the next few months,” added Murray.

Hard Few Days For Andy

Andy’s passionate tweet received some pretty negative responses, but he hopes all the fuss about his comment will soon subside.

“Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. let’s do this!” Murray wrote hours before the referendum.

Later when he was asked to explain what the tweet meant, the tennis champion answered:

“I don’t want to go into too much detail about it, it’s been obviously a hard few days for me. From my side, I just want to move on from it and hope everyone can. I think it was amazing how many people turned out to vote. I personally wasn’t able to vote. I trust the Scottish people made the right decision,” Andy concluded.