FORMER Man United Star Attacks Murray For Tearful Retirement Announcement
ANDY Murray has been criticised for his tearful retirement announcement by former footballer Alan Brazil.
The ex-Man United striker discussed his countryman’s emotional press conference on his morning talkSPORT show and blasted: “I don’t do blubbing.”
Murray confirmed the Australian Open could be his last tennis tournament due to chronic pain in his hip.
The three-time Grand Slam champion had planned to play at Wimbledon this summer but now admits that may not be possible.
But sympathy was in short supply from former Scotland and Ipswich forward Brazil, who claimed Murray has “a bit of a problem”.
“He’s playing tennis for God’s sake,” Brazil said. “I’m not having the bubbles, the tears. The pain, the pain, the pain.
“What were the tears? Come on! I don’t recall [Novak] Djokovic or [Roger] Federer crying their eyes out. I admire what he has done, but I don’t want tears.
“If he’s in pain, go to a proper specialist and get it sorted. I’m not having this. Anyone can play tennis.
“I’m more agile than he will ever be. Don’t get married and don’t have a kid if you want to be a sportsman. I put this down to being a father, having a kid. Your life changes.
“I’m being serious – I think Andy’s got a bit of a problem to be honest. He’s got to be a little bit careful. I don’t like to see a grown man break down like that.
“I had people kicking me, not Slazenger balls hitting me.”