"Wish You'd Been Killed In Dunblane" - Andy Murray Faces Backlash on Twitter
Tennis star Andy Murray has been bombarded with negative feedback and abusive comments on Twitter after he came out in support of Scottish independence this morning.
Murray had remained tight-lipped up until today, just hours before the polls opened, when he tweeted: “Huge day for Scotland today!”
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
The 27-year-old then received vicious abuse with one user tweeting that he wished the Scot had been killed in the Dunblane tragedy before branding him an “anti-British hypocritical little git.”
The user, known only as Harry S wrote: “@andy_murray Wish u had been killed at Dunblane, you miserable anti-British hypocritical little git. Your life will be a misery from now on.”
However, other Twitter users were quick to jump in and defend the 2013 Wimbledon champion who does not have a vote as he is not currently a resident in Scotland.
Harry S What a disgusting thing to say about Andy Murray U are vile and more than that u are a sicko
— Kate (@Keyhole__Kate) September 18, 2014