ALAN Brazil has been branded a “caveman” after criticising Andy Murray for “blubbing” when he announced his retirement.
The former Scotland international legend attacked Murray while appearing in his regular slot on TalkSport this morning (fri).
Brazil, 59, who himself retired as a result of injury, condemned Murray for showing such open emotion on revealing his own early retirement, and taunted: “I don’t do blubbing.”
Co-host Ally McCoist was among those to turn on Brazil, defending Murray and telling him on the show: “You’re a cold-hearted man.”
Another contributor to the show said of Brazil: “Not so much Braveheart, more like stone heart.”
The backlash continued online with TheRug85 saying: “When Will @talkSPORT get rid of…Alan Brazil? Can’t believe I’ve woken up to hear the fat clown slagging him off. From a man who retired at 26 with a bad back. Laughable.”
Jezhum39 added: “What a bitter and twisted Scotsman Alan Brazil is, all he can think of when it comes to Murray is the amount of money he has earnt.”
DineAndDown wrote: “@talkSPORT how much longer will you allow Alan Brazil to spout his caveman views? If he’s not belittling mental health he’s mocking injured sports starts. He’s a disgrace.”
PatrickDavies7 said: “@talkSPORT Another example of how Alan Brazil is so out of touch with modern sports. A grandfather clock in a digital age. Time for a refresh on the morning show.”
08mexico added: “Alan Brazil is a disgrace, he is so out of order. Andy Murray is one of this country’s greatest sportsman and does not deserve Alan Brazil talking about him like he is. Talksport should address this with Mr Brazil.”
During the radio show, Brazil directed a number of other barbs after the former tennis number one.
When a taxi driver called in to say he had driven Andy Murray from Heathrow and said he was a charming man, Brazil interrupted: “Did he cry when he looked at the meter?”
Brazil added: “I don’t like seeing people like that, it makes me feel uncomfortable.
“He (Murray) doesn’t give you any love, he doesn’t smile.”