Fully agree with that sentiment Aileen. It was a completely unwarranted slur upon a world class athlete, and I can no longer listen to her and consider her opinions to have any authority. She should come out publicly and apologise, then perhaps my opinion of her would be raised a notch.
I think Andy is owed a few apologies to be honest. Comms have casually trotted out a line about Andy holding body parts, hips and such, for a while, as if he is either faking it or the issue is in his head. Even Mark Petchey, as supportive of Andy as he is, has come out with stuff at times. At the USO, during the match with Flo Mayer, Petch implied Andy was being melodramatic. VW may well be the worst, but I don't think she's the only one who should feel some remorse now.
The issue for some with Andy is that he has never said exactly what the injury is, so pundits and such have made light of it. If he'd gone into explicit detail about the injury the pundits would have said he was giving away too much. Andy couldn't win either way.
For me the point is that Andy has consistently said he has a back injury. He has never confused the issue with contradictory statements or used it as an excuse. He deserves such a lot of respect for what he has achieved with the injury. I'm sure that if he can get the issue resolved once and for all, he will be as driven as ever to achieve much more.