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Former World Champion Murphy Opens Up On Appalling School Bullying Experience

Former World Champion Murphy Opens Up On Appalling School Bullying Experience
By Maurice Brosnan
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Former world champion Shaun Murphy has opened up on the horrendous bullying that forced him to leave school as a teen.

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Murphy was born in Harlow and grew up in Irthlingborough. It had been previously reported that he was home-schooled but, speaking to Eurosport, the 2005 snooker champion explained how sport was not the reason he left school. "Most people think I left school to play snooker, that wasn't the case. I left school because I would have been killed at school and I couldn't have stood another day there."

"I was left for dead in the humanities block toilets on the second, penultimate day of year nine as a 13-year-old. It wasn't the place for me."

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Murphy sent a message to anyone in a similar situation: "You got to speak out and get help, You got to shine a light on these assholes. I'd love to say at 36 I have forgotten, but I haven't. And I never will."

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