Most football fans are morons, Aileen. It's taken them six years to not get this message. Why would that change now?
I do agree though. I'm a member of one football clubs forums (I daren't say which
) with a massive fanbase, and every Grand Slam final there is a thread on Murray. About 1/3 of it is actually tennis fans, and of those some support Federer or Nadal for no reason other than they're successful. The rest are people (normally illiterate) bringing up the "anti-English" thing (and they always seem to disappear when I link them to the article from the interviewer clarifying it), or slagging off Murray or cheering everytime he loses a game/set/etc.
I know some of them do it to genuinely wind up the few Murray fans on there but some of them just genuinely hate him. These are the sort of people who think tennis only exists one month in a year and know nothing about him (or the sport in general), yet have a very strong opinion on how much of a "dour Scottish twat" he is, how he is a massive bottler and how he's not even in the same class as the top three and will never win a Slam. Ask them who Del Potro is, or Tomic or Tipsarevic and they wouldn't have a clue. It's quite pathetic really, yet infuriating.
Until the Falla match a couple of weeks back that was the only place I talked about tennis online, and then it was only when Murray was playing live on SS1 in a big semi-final or final. A couple of genuine guys on there, but literally just a couple. The rest are absolute mongs. Offer some great conversations/arguments/opinions on football-related things but just utter mongs where murray is concerned.
Which is why I'm so glad I found this place.
Great for news, updates and opinions on other tennis players as well, and a great place to find how the other British lads are getting on.