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Murray to avoid controversy after Scotland tweet

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.



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LONDON (AP) — After publicly backing Scottish independence, Andy Murray says he doesn't plan regular interventions in political debates.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion's support for independence came on Twitter hours before polling stations opened Thursday, provoking some offensive comments.

Now Murray, who is Scottish but no longer lives there, has told the BBC: "I don't regret giving an opinion. I think everyone should be allowed that."

But he added that "it wasn't something I would do again ... the way it was worded, the way I sent it, that's not really in my character and I don't normally do stuff like that."

Scotland voted to remain part of Britain, with 55 percent rejecting independence.

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