In case you missed it earlier today Britain’s number one tennis player Andy Murray failed to win the Australian Open against the excellent Novak Djokovic. Murray lost in straight sets after some displays of blistering tennis from the Serbian. As is typical of being a sportsman or woman from Britain the 23 year-old has now become a target today for some of the most outrageous comments and opinions from faceless, basement dwelling Internet users.
Before we give you some of the best examples we could find, let’s clear something up. We really couldn’t care less about tennis or Murray’s loss, mainly because we don’t watch tennis or have any interest in the sport. That being said the Scot tried his best against an on form Djokovic who proved too strong and too sharp for Murray to contain. That’s pretty much our summation of the match, we’re confident that Andy will win a title, time is on his side and he certainly has the skill to do so and good luck to him. But some people, as you will see below have reasons to despise the man, beyond the fact that so far he has failed to win a major title. The Daily Fail Mail have already labeled Murray as a ‘choker’, which strangely conjures up images of inappropriate sex practices, and many more media outlets are now jumping on the Murray hate wagon.
As Murray lost his match legions of armchair athletes threw their games console controllers and Ginster pies down, (other makes of pies are available), in a fit of disgust, long enough for them to take to their keyboards across the country, filling the Internet up like an overflowing dam full of vitriolic bile for the tennis player. Here’s some fine examples of said nasty chatter. Enjoy.
From the BBC sport website 606.
On his mother Judy Murray – “She has a face that only her son Andy could love, and Murray has a face that only Judy could love.”
On Murray’s relationship with his mother – “Murray is a mummy’s boy. Murray would have a mental breakdown if Judy wasn’t there. Judy takes care of her lost little boy. If she wasn’t there, Murray would probably struggle to find his way home and would probably take the wrong plane back from Australia.”
On his future – “I think Murray will get to at least one more slam final where the biggest mauling in tennis history awaits him.”
On comparing university work to playing in a tennis final – “I work very hard at university and don’t take anything for granted. When it comes to exam time, I don’t waste all the hard work by choking. I don’t know how anyone could live with themselves if they choked so much.”
Blending Murray with current affairs – “Andy is an honorary Egyptian…..they also can’t get anything over the Net”
On his hatred of the English: “Brilliant news. Horrible boring man who hates the English. Know your place!” (Murray’s girlfriend is English)
On his face: “Murray looks like a rat when he’s waiting to receive serve – we don’t want rodents winning any tennis tournaments, let alone majors.”
On his general demeanour: “What I detest most is those who blindly support a nasty, abusive, foul mouthed individual, based only on virtue of him being born within the same island as themselves.”
On his good fortune: “Cheer up Murray you ugly prick, things could be worse you could be f@cking ginger!”
From Various Newspaper website:
On the coverage of his match – “How one’s spirits soared upon hearing the news that Murray had been smashed in the Australian Open. It’s quite enough that he has the demeanour of a spoilt kid with his mouth-open-screaming countenance in every picture taken of him, but when my newspaper chooses to fill its pages with how well he will perform in the Open, that’s an insult too far.”
His hair and face are to blame: “The man doesn’t have the look or characteristics of a champion. Just look at his face, if you can bear it, and his hair is always a mess. No wonder he loses.”
His nationality was to blame: ” Scottish Murray is a national disgrace and should be stripped of his British citizenship. To give up so easily in a Grand Slam final is criminal. Can the rest of the UK be dismantled from Scotland?
On his smile: ” He disgusts me, the man is weak mentally and an absolute disgrace. He shames all other sportsmen and women from Britain with his petulant attitude. Plus he’s been criticised for never smiling but cracking one out today confirms that it would be better if he never smiled again. Ugly!”
Sometimes Britain just…isn’t so great.