Andy Murray slams governments over 'pathetic' NHS pay-rise in Wimbledon post-match 5 months ago

Andy Murray slams governments over 'pathetic' NHS pay-rise in Wimbledon post-match

Murray is serving truths and tennis balls.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray had a few choice words for the government following his incredible victory at Wimbledon on Wednesday night. After five sets against German powerhouse Oscar Otte, Murray called out the Tory government for their lack of empathy towards Key-workers.

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Wimbledon did a miraculous job of honouring key workers. They allowed them access to the royal box and produced a stunning standing ovation that left many in tears. Murray was asked about their special guests, to which he had nothing but positive things to say in their support.

Murray's reaction to the Euros

For those of you wondering if Murray caught the footie, then he did watch a portion. For the first half, he was, unfortunately, training, but he was able to offer his thoughts on the coming game against Ukraine:

"I think England have got a pretty decent chance, it seems like, of winning. Ukraine is a solid draw, I think, and then if they can get back to Wembley for the semi-finals, I think that’s against Denmark or Czech; they’d be favourites there. Yeah, it’s a great opportunity for England to win a major competition for the first time in a while. Hopefully they can do it."

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But on the subject of key workers, Murray is clearly very passionate.

"I think the whole country kind of realised how important they all are, and maybe hadn’t got the recognition that they probably deserve up until now.

"So, yeah, it’s fantastic that they have been able to come along and watch some of the tennis.

"Hopefully they can enjoy it and, yeah, hopefully the politicians can realise that they deserve more than what they are getting paid just now.

"I think what is it, they got something like a 1% pay rise? It was pathetic.

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"So, yeah, they obviously deserve a lot more than that, and, yeah, they have done an amazing job getting us through the pandemic."

Murray talks about the one-percent pay increase that the government have proposed for front line workers. However, with inflation currently at 1.5 per cent, this would actually be a pay decrease.

Murray may not have heard that we did clap for the NHS for a few months, so what more do they want? Perhaps job security? Support? Better wages? Hopefully, though doubtfully, the government will hear Murray's words and offer an alternative.