Andy Murray may have won a gold medal for the United Kingdom at the 2012 London Olympic Games. But his endorsement of Scottish independence from the UK has made foes out of former fans.
Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) September 18, 2014
Pro-union Twittericans quickly transformed their hero into a goat. One critic, referring to the 1996 school massacre in which Murray avoided death, tweeted, “Wish u had been killed at Dunblane, you miserable anti-British hypocritical little git.” Others offered more civilized critiques.
Murray would have come out as pro-independence earlier but poor guy far too busy counting his money & living outside Scotland. #andymurray
— Michael Coren (@michaelcoren) September 18, 2014
At least one Bonus from a Scotland Yes vote is I no longer share nationality with @andy_murray drollest man on earth.
— Luke Pearson (@_lukepearson) September 18, 2014
Andy Murray – the braveheart fighting for Scottish separatism from his Surrey Mansion. Comedy gold. pic.twitter.com/RXL75n5KMc
— A Man out of time (@DVATW) September 18, 2014
Scottish voters marked ballots Thursday in a referendum deciding whether Scotland remains a part of the United Kingdom. Murray, a resident of England, notes that he will not be voting. The 11th-hour endorsement on Twitter will likely more than offset his absence at the ballot box.