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Twitter Was Not Amused By People Calling Andy Murray English


I’ll admit it: I was one of the offenders. I think. When Andy Murray complained about the roof being closed during his Wimbledon semifinal last week, I wrote that he was getting screwed by his own country. Some of you wrote in to say “He’s Scottish!” and, “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!”

I’ve seen Braveheart enough times to know that they’re two different countries, but since Murray plays Olympic tennis with a British flag next to his name, couldn’t he be considered … (in Scottish accent) “No, ya bastard! Now pick a window! Pick a window for me to throw ya outa!”

I myself am of Scottish, Irish and English descent, so I should know better. Here’s a sample of Twitter reaction when Murray won.

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“What’s the worst tennis-playing nation in the world?”

“Australia?”

“No, Scotland!”

“Um, no, tennis isn’t a job.”


  • Iain Macmillan

    “I myself am of Scottish, Irish and English descent”! You may well be, but you’re obviously still pretty ignorant! Personally it’s quite simple for me, I’m Scottish of Scottish descent and will never be anything else. Why are you Americans so fixated on your ancestry? Just because some distant ancestor was from Scotland, or wherever, it doesn’t actually make you Scottish and you do seem to have some extremely strange ideas about Scotland and the Scots. Slainte Mhath!


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