'Disloyal' Andy Murray Blasted for Views on Scottish Independence

Andy Murray had shown his support for Scottish independence in the recent referendum. While a majority eventually voted in favour of remaining with United Kingdom, several haters since have targeted Murray for his views.

updated: September 21, 2014 16:53 IST
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Andy Murray is likely to get less cheer the next time he plays Wimbledon. The player had shown his support for independence in the referendum on September 18. While 55.3% voted 'No' in the referendum question - Should Scotland be an independent country, Murray since has become a target of a negative campaign online.

According to a survey posted by UK's Dailymail, a significant 21% said they were less likely to support Murray during tennis events. This is largely being attributed to his tweet a day before the referendum. "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!" he had written on the micro-blogging website.

While he had remained silent on the issue for years, his tweet was received with mixed reactions by his fans. Post the polling result though, the 27-year-old Wimbledon champion has been slammed by many, some even going to the extent of calling him 'disloyal.'

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