Reasons to Hate Andy Murray Debunked
I was really
happy to see Andy Murray win the US Open the other day. He has been one of my
favourite British athletes for quite a while and it is just good to finally see
a Brit win a grand slam! However, not everybody seemed to share my enthusiasm.
I have noticed that Murray is an athlete who really polarizes opinion. One of
the main ways I have noticed is through people posting Facebook status updates
criticising him and expressing various negative opinions about his character.
These people usually give ridiculous reasons for disliking him that I will now
attempt to debunk.
1st Reason -
'He hates the English and doesn't consider himself British.'
Well, he did
once claim that he was going to support anybody except England in the world cup
but anyone with a mild understanding of sarcasm would know that this was
probably a joke. Furthermore, even if it wasn't a joke I personally couldn't
care less whether he was going to support England in the world cup or not.
Scotland and England have had a bit of a footballing rivalry forever so saying
he would support any team except England is the kind of harmless banter that I
would expect from pretty much any Scottish person (or English person if it was
vice versa). It is obvious from interviews and reactions I have seen from him
that although Murray is proud to be Scottish (and why not?) he does genuinely
care about the fact he is representing Britain. Even if he didn't care I would
still support him as a British athlete anyway.
2nd Reason -
'He is too grumpy and/or doesn't have a personality.'
One of the
things I like about Andy Murray is that asides from the fact he is an amazing
tennis player he actually seems like a genuinely ordinary guy. He doesn't have
the slick charm of a more popular tennis player like Roger Federer but that is
exactly the reason I like him more. In order for him to please the people who
refuse to support him for being grumpy and boring it seems he would have to
smile for the cameras, showboat for the crowd and say all the cheesy things in
interviews that you expect sports people to say that make people think, 'wow,
what an inspirational guy'. Well, he probably isn't smiling because he's in the
middle of a professional tennis match. The reason he doesn't showboat is
because he isn't a cocky twat and he doesn't say what you want because he might
feel being the best British tennis player in decades should be enough to
3rd Reason -
'He is overrated and has a negative style of play.'
I really like
Andy Murray’s style of play because I feel he changes the pace of a match more
than most other tennis players whilst using tactics that make you wonder what
he's going to do next. Also, he isn't really overrated because he has one gold
medal and one grand slam title more than you.