London: Andy Murray has revealed he "didn't like it" when Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond pulled out a Scottish flag to celebrate his historic Wimbledon victory last year, in an interview out Sunday.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond cheers for Andy Murray in his 2013 Wimbledon final battle with Novak Djokovic. Pic/Getty Images and (Inset) Andy Murray
Salmond was in the crowd to see Murray beat Novak Djokovic last July. To celebrate, Salmond unfurled a giant blue and white Saltire, despite a ban on large flags at the All England Club.
Murray has long refused to be drawn on his views on Scottish independence ahead of a referendum on splitting from the UK on September 18.
But he was asked by the Sunday Times if he had met Salmond. "Yes... he seemed perfectly nice to me but I didn't like it when he got the Scottish flag up at Wimbledon," Murray said.
"I started competing for Great Britain when I was 11. A lot of people forget that."