UK support for Andy Murray in the Mens’ Singles Final at Wimbledon tomorrow will acknowledge his nationality upfront.
10 Downing Street is to fly the Saltire alongside the Union Flag on Sunday 8th July as a gesture of UK-wide commitment to seeing the first UK champion in 76 years. The last was Fred Perry on his third win in 1936.
Back then, Britain had just seen ‘The Televisor’, considered the first mass-produced television, selling 1,000 units between 1930–1933. G4 phones weren’t even a dream.
How many millions will see tomorrow’s match and how many more will catch it later on the BBC’s iPlayer?
Tomorrow, Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond will be at the courtside to see Murray play. Will he bring a bagful of little Saltires to populate the Royal Box?