Andy Murray to Avoid Controversy After Scottish Independence Twitter Row

Updated: 23 September 2014 19:24 IST

The 2013 Wimbledon champion's support for independence came on Twitter hours before polling stations opened on Thursday, provoking some offensive comments.

Andy Murray to Avoid Controversy After Scottish Independence Twitter Row
Andy Murray was in the thick of controversy after stating on Twitter that he would support Scottish independence. © AFP

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After publicly backing Scottish independence, Andy Murray says he doesn't plan regular interventions in political debates.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion's support for independence came on Twitter hours before polling stations opened on Thursday, provoking some offensive comments.

Now Murray, who is Scottish but no longer lives there, has told the BBC: "I don't regret giving an opinion. I think everyone should be allowed that."

But he added that "it wasn't something I would do again ... the way it was worded, the way I sent it, that's not really in my character and I don't normally do stuff like that."

Scotland voted to remain part of Britain, with 55 per cent rejecting independence.

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