Two Wimbledon titles have evidently been enough for Andy Murray to largely lose the old "British when he wins, Scottish when he loses" gag, and the supporting proof came in the British Twitter Reaction (TM) to his premature exit from Wimbledon.
Murray was beaten in five sets to 24th seed Sam Querrey, losing 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1. Querrey has previous against defending champions...
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 12, 2017
Murray came into these championships struggling with a hip injury, and ultimately it has taken his toll, and means that the defending champions misses out on the last four.
In terms of the reaction, it was cleaved into those who heralded his bravery...
BBC: "At that point we say goodbye to Andy Murray"
— Jan De Bakker 🎾 (@JanDeBakker) July 12, 2017
So tough watching @andy_murray today! Quite clearly in so much pain bless him. 💔
— bethan (@bethanhartillx) July 12, 2017
so much respect for andy murray gettting so far in wimbledon after what looks like a horrible hip injury 💖💖#Wimbledon2017
— tammy (@McwhirterTammy) July 12, 2017
The quality of the man: In pain as he walks from court the loser and still stops to sign for fans. Special person, @andy_murray
— Marianne Bevis (@MarianneBevis) July 12, 2017
— Steve Clements (@steveclements25) July 12, 2017
...and those who reached for the old chestnut.
Andy Murray is back to being Scottish again. 🙄
— Robin Galloway (@djrobingalloway) July 12, 2017
Oop, Andy Murray lost. Only a matter of time before the English press refers to him as "Scottish" again rather than "British" now...
— Ubermick 🇮🇪 (@ubermick) July 12, 2017
Andy Murray out, so now have to revert back to calling him Scottish, of course 😉
— Neil Pickles (@neilrpickles) July 12, 2017
Andy Murray back to being Scottish 😂😂😂💪
— Tomasz Mortimer (@TMortimerFtbl) July 12, 2017
Andy Murray can be officially Scottish again now 😂
— Ash (@WatfordAsh) July 12, 2017
Shame for Scottish Andy Murray to be out of Wimbledon....
— Harry Leach (@Harry__leach) July 12, 2017