ANDY Murray has apologised to fans for dropping “multiple F-bombs” during the French Open on Saturday.
The Scots tennis star took to social media to explain he was “far from perfect” and finds it “hard to control his emotions” on court after an angry fan berated his behaviour.
Tennis coach Chris Nelson sent several messages to the former Wimbledon champion, saying that there was “no excuse” for his swearing during the match against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.
He even said that he had to turn the TV off because young children were watching.
He wrote: “I wonder if @andy_murray would like to apologise to my clubhouse full of young kids for his foul mouth. Well done mate had to turn it off.”
He added: “If I used that language at work I would be hounded. No exceptions no excuse.
“So much hate for getting kids I coach to watch @andy_murray who drops multiple F-bombs.”
After spotting the tweets, Murray was quick to apologise. He wrote: “Very sorry about that.
“I try to be a good role model but this is one of my many failings. I’m far from perfect but I do try hard to improve my behaviour.
“I do understand that kids watch and it’s not good for them to hear that…Sometimes find it hard to control my emotions.”
Chris commended the athlete’s admission and branded him a “class act” for apologising.
Murray, who has in the past come under fire for his colourful language, was also sent tweets by followers who said he was a “fabulous role model”.
Luke_1503 wrote: “Shouldn’t have to explain yourself to anyone Andy. Everyone has their moments in sports or out of sport.”
He added: “Better to show some passion about what you do. Others throw racquets around. Just one of those things.”
Karen Wilce said: “Ignore him, you carry on playing the way you do. You are a fabulous role model. You can’t please people all of the time.”
Kimber Bennett pointed out: “Players have been swearing for decades – just so many more camera angles now to catch you being naughty.”
Earlier this year the BBC was forced to apologise for Murray’s swearing during the Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic.
On-court microphones picked up several outbursts between points and even mid-rally as the Scotsman struggled to maintain his composure.
Ironically, his then-fiancee Kim Sears wore a ‘Parental Advisory: Explicit Content’ top to the game – a controversial choice after she allegedly swore at Murray’s opponent in a previous match.