Today, the vast majority of the country had their own number one Murray cruise through into the semi finals at Wimbledon.
He is still very young and shouldn't have to pay for stupid things said off the cuff but his comment about supporting anyone who was playing against England really did set his popularity back for a while.
I have no problem with him being Scottish. He is proud of his country and culture. Having spent 4 years myself living in Wales, I'm aware of how whole pubs will support, (loudly), whoever England's opposition is.
During the World Cup in 1990, the pub I visited changed from 'pro Irish' to 'pro Dutch', purely due to those nations playing against the 3 lions.
Andy Murray would have grown up in such an environment in rural Scotland so we should not have been surprised at his 'humour'.
As is the usual way when someone is winning, Andy Murray has become more and more 'British' in our media, to the extent that his Scottishness is now only mentioned in passing.
Murray won against the Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets to progress to a match against Andy Roddick on Friday. Roddick had pushed aside Leyton Hewitt who was cheered on by a large contingent of yellow clad supporters.
Fridays match will be the first semi final a senior Brit has managed to contest since Tim Henman 7 years ago.
I wish him every success.
In other news, I was sad to hear that Molly Sugden has died at the age of 86.
Though never a massive fan of hers, I thoroughly enjoyed her character in 'Are You Being Served?'.
I looked forward to her descriptions of her pussy and the way she would put down Ms Brahms for being too junior to have a valid opinion.