Andy Murray has criticised former tennis pro Margaret Court after she revealed that she is against same-sex marriage.
The former No.1 woman’s tennis player in the world revealed that she will no longer fly with Australian airline Qantas, as their openly gay CEO Alan Joyce is a fierce campaigner for marriage equality in the country.
As you’ll remember, the businessman suffered a pie to the face by a protestor when giving a presentation earlier this year.
“I believe in marriage as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible,” Margaret told The Australian.
“Your statement leaves me no option but to use other airlines where possible for my extensive travelling.”
But Any Murray is having none of it.
“I don’t see why anyone has a problem with two people who love each other getting married,” he told The Sun.
“You know, if it’s two men, two women, that’s great. I don’t see why it should matter. It’s not anyone else’s business. Everyone should have, in my opinion, the same rights.”
Tennis pro Richel Hogenkamp has also come out against Margaret Court, being an openly gay athlete herself.
“I don’t think you should be that outspoken,” Richel told ENCA.com. “I have a girlfriend myself. I don’t agree with what she’s saying.
“So I think it would be a good thing to see if Australian Open can maybe change the name of the stadium, because I think if you’re in that kind of position, maybe some players they don’t feel so comfortable playing in a stadium named after Margaret Court.”
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