Man abused Andy Murray while watching giant TV

Andy Murray matches have been shown in Festival Square

Andy Murray matches have been shown in Festival Square

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A MAN was arrested after shouting an abusive comment at a TV screen showing an Andy Murray match during Wimbledon.

Guy Morrison, 48, yelled “w*****” in Festival Square, where a crowd had gathered to watch the tennis star’s quarter-final match against Fernando Verdasco in July.

Despite being warned by officers, Morrison – who has problems with alcohol – continued to shout and swear, and was arrested.

When police approached Morrison, of Craigour Place, he argued that Murray had used the same language on screen and had not been arrested.

He was yesterday put on a 12-month Community Payback Order at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after earlier admitting breach of the peace charges.

Sentencing him, Sheriff Frank Crowe told Morrison: “You have the chance to get yourself sorted out.”

Morrison replied: “I will do my best, sir.”