Andy Murray should be knighted, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond has called for Andy Murray to be knighted in David Cameron's resignation honours.

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 2:41 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th July 2016, 5:02 pm
Andy Murray with his second Wimbledon trophy

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.

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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.”