EXCLUSIVE: Andy Murray predicts ‘No’ vote victory… despite tweeting support for Scottish independence

Andy Murray predicts there will be a ‘No’ vote in tomorrow’s Scottish referendum result.

He told SW Londoner that he was excited to see the outcome of the historic vote but expected the ‘No’ campaign to scrape through.

He said: “I think it’ll be quite close but I expect a no vote.”

Murray was practising at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) tennis club in Wimbledon today ahead of this year’s China Open.

The 27-year-old has faced something of a backlash after publicly supporting the ‘Yes’ campaign on social media this morning.

He tweeted: “Huge day for Scotland today! No campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!” (sic)

Despite his outspoken views, Murray will be unable to cast a vote as he lives in Surrey.

Murray’s brother and fellow tennis player, Jamie Murray, also waded in on the debate. He tweeted: “Love the royals…but it’s time for Scotland to stand on its own 2 feet and control their own destiny.” (sic)

While her sons might have been forthright with their opinions, Judy Murray has remained tight-lipped about her support for either the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ campaign.

She is currently practising for her first live dance on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing with dance partner, Anton Du Beke.

Scots took to the polling stations from 7am this morning and votes will be counted from 10pm onwards.

Results are expected to be announced tomorrow between 6.30am and 7.30 am.

Picture courtesy of Number 10, with thanks

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