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Andy Murray to stay quiet on Scottish independence referendum

By Eleanor Crooks

Andy Murray will not make his views on Scottish independence known because he does not want a repeat of the furore after his comments about the England football team.

Murray joked in an interview ahead of the 2006 World Cup that he would be supporting anyone but England and the remark dogged him.

It is still cited by some English people as a reason not to support him, even though the reigning Wimbledon champion has explained many times that it was not a serious comment.

As one of Scotland's highest-profile celebrities, were Murray to express his opinion ahead of the independence referendum, it would be a big story, even though as a resident of England he cannot vote.

But speaking in Indian Wells, California, he said: "My thoughts on it aren't that relevant, because I can't vote myself."

Voters in Scotland will go to the polls on September 18 in the independence referendum.

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