Andy Murray Praised By His Mother And Online Fans After He Reprimands A Reporter For Making A Sexist Comment
On 13th July 2017
Andy Murray has once again proven that he is a man of class after correcting a journalist in a post-match press conference at Wimbledon. The journalist made an ignorant comment regarding Sam being the first player to reach Wimbledon since 2009. To which Murray made sure to remind the journalist "first male player."
Andy Murray won the hearts of his fans today after he reprimanded the reporter on his sexist comment following his quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon. The journalist remarked that Sam was the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.
To which Murray corrected the journalist impressively and replied cooly, "male player." Murray even repeated his answer after the journalist said, " I beg your pardon."
The Scot, who crashed out of the competition in the quarter-finals after a defeat to Sam Querry, interrupted the journalist in the press conference and Murray corrected his sexist remark by reminding him Sam is the first male US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009, while American Serena Williams has won Wimbledon five times since 2009, with one of the finals against her sister Venus.
Murray has already won the heart of his mother and his fans by taking a stand against this discrimination and also reprimanding the journalist for overlooking female tennis.
After his press conference, the social media site Twitter was flooded with messages of appraisal for Murray. One fan commented, "Have always loved how Andy always stands up for the women's game #TopMan,"
Another one tweeted, "You raised him well Judy. Both your boys must make you so proud." While the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon also wrote: "What a star @andy_murray is - on and off the court."
Not only this, Murray's mother also tweeted, "That's my boy." ❤️ While another fan wrote, "This seems to happen every year, but he's always ready to call s*** out."
This has not been the first time that Murray has corrected a journalist regarding their casual sexism. As back in 2016 something similar to this happened, where Murray corrected sports broadcaster John Inverdale, who suggested Murray had become the first person to win two Olympic gold medals in tennis after his singles victory of Juan Martin Del Potro.
However, Murray reminded Inverdale that the Williams sisters had won multiple doubles titles at Olympic Games.
Labour's David Lammy also joined in, adding, "Fair play and much respect."