Amanda Platell's comments in her column today in The Mail certainly won't help Andy's image with the British public - 24 years old, £22Million wealth and plays an average of 1.5 matches per week but whinges.
When my sister (happily married to a McNeil for 49 years) reads this she'll hate Murray even more, despite the nice things I say about him. Opinion will be like a monkey on his back unless he learns to win over the wider public. Sorry, but it's true and I suspect a stubborn Andy knows it.
Does your sister read that 'rag' as well? The fact is, that the people who don't like Andy, don't know Andy like his fans do, and more to the point, they don't want to, so they are only too happy to believe the tripe that's written about him. Andy bends over backwards to please the public and 'stubborn' doesn't come into it! People like that? I for one couldn't give a toss for what they think!
Ms Platell has a very simplistic way of looking at sport. She has no clue what it takes to be an elite athlete. She's always shown a real dislike for Andy. She wrote this after the epic Gasquet match at Wimbledon.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1030973/Great-win-Andy-Pity-yobbery.html
She mentions Andy along with Joey Barton and 2 rugby stars accused of rape. I remember it because it was posted on the am.com forum and fans were talking about it for weeks. A horrible article. She does champion Tiger Woods in the article though.
Quite frankly she's a nasty piece of work. Then again she writes for the DM so I shouldn't really be surprised. A 'rag' of a paper. If people are happy to believe everything they read in the 'rags' then that's their problem. They're no loss to Andy.
I couldn't agree with you more Caz.