Virtua Tennis calls Andy Murray English, Scottish men cry a bit

Monday, 20th April 2009 07:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Don’t call Scottish people English. They turn blue and start shouting about “freedom”. Sega learned this to its cost at the weekend, when the Sunday Mail realised Scot tennis player Andy Murray had been labelled English in Virtua Tennis 2009 and asked some north-o’-the-border patriots what they thought.

They pretty much didn’t like it.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw this on YouTube,” said Murray fan Steve Johnstone.

“The BBC are always at pains to call Andy British, which is fair enough,” said Tartan Army spokesman Tam Coyle, “but this is a new low.

“You have to ask yourself what would be worse – Andy being deemed English or Tim Henman being made a Scot.”

Nothing could be worse than that, Tam.

Sega’s fixing the error. Thanks, Darkzero.



  1. Mike


    #1 6 years ago
  2. Nathan Grayson

    :D :D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ecu

    Even funnier since Murray himself hates the English.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    You have to wonder who’s doing their research. Are they so uninformed they don’t realise British, English and Scottish all have different meanings? And Murray doesn’t hate the English, as far as I’m aware his girlfriend is English, which doesn’t sound too much like hate to me.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Cort

    He’s what I call a professional Scot, in that he largely defines himself by his Scottishness rather than what he stands for or has achieved. Just like Sean Connery – try watching Connery speak for more than two minutes without mentioning he is Scottish 32 times. He cannot do it.

    #5 6 years ago

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