Indeed, but what does get me, particularly about the BBC's site, is that discussions like that are moderated. El Chavo, and other trollers, are never stopped, never warned, certainly never banned. They are basically given the green light to be stupid, ignorant, or often, especially in response to anything Andy does, downright xenophobic and offensive.
I'm not saying I'm perfect by the way, far from it. I make no secret of the fact that I dislike Federer all the way to my bones, and I despise Raonic to my core. That said, I would never go on a forum and refer to Federer as a Swiss scumbag, and I would never call Raonic a Canadian cretin.
I suppose what I'm saying is that it somehow seems fine for people to be personally offensive about Andy and the BBC et al let them do it.
Seems that some of their posts have been hidden now but agree with what you say, I would never dismiss someone else's achievements in such a way as these people (term used lightly) do. What they fail to realise are the flaws in their own character whilst systematically pulling apart someone elses.
I did have to laugh a little (or a lot) at the Fed fans at the Olympics. There was a banner which said 'The Gold is yours Roger, this is just a formality' Oh dear - I bet they felt like a bunch of twats seeing their man totally thrashed. Such a shame...
However, his fans are just that, and I'm led to believe that he's actually a nice down to earth guy off the court.
I was quite astonished at that poster but felt very smug at the end - pity we didn't get another shot of them to see