Alex Salmond has called for Andy Murray to be knighted in David Cameron’s resignation honours.
The former First Minister said that the tennis player would be the “most popular Scottish knight since Sir William Wallace”.
Murray won a second Wimbledon title last month, after first lifting the trophy in 2013.
The Dunblane-born champion also won the US Open in 2012, an Olympic gold medal at the London 2012 games, and steered Great Britain to victory in the Davis Cup last year.
Mr Salmond caused controversy when he unfurled a saltire flag at Murray’s 2013 Wimbledon win, while some of the Centre Court crowd booed Mr Cameron at this year’s final.
Mr Salmond said: “I would say Andy Murray would be the most popular Scottish knight since Sir William Wallace. Winning Wimbledon should make it a slam dunk. David Cameron gets a resignation honours list so it’s a chance to right a wrong from his time as Prime Minister.
“If Cameron has got over the saltire incident from 2013 and then getting booed by the All England Club this year, I think the decent thing would be to put Andy on his resignation honours list.”