Sun ignores Andy Murray’s epic US Open win to report on Theo Walcott’s head cold
HARD cheese on Andy Murray. He wins the US Open and not a single British newspaper bothers to hold the back page, front page or a small section between the classfieds to herald his achievements. And that includes the Sun, which despite leading with a “THANK YOOOOO…to your Olympics and Paralympic heroes”, begins its sports pages with the stella news that Stoke City’s Peter Crouch “refused to be on standby for Euro 2012”.
What else does the Sun say on sport? This is the paper that brought readers: “Boorish football needs to get the Olympic message” (Steven Howard), “Our Olympic heroes have humiliated arrogant footballers” (Hunter Davies) and “How vile football is back”, by Rob Beasley.
This is followed by sports news:
Page 63: Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has a virus
Page 62: Liverpool’s Raheeem Sterling is in the England squad
Pge 60-61: Bobby Moore won the World Cup in 1966 – 21 nations have a better record in the contest than England
Page 59: Manchester United’s Johnny Evans has a bad ankle
Page 58: Joey Barton connects with his “inner chimp. Chimps react with fury at the slur they are like Barton
Page 57: Paul Lambert picks English players
Page 56: Rory McIlroy is “addicted to winning”
Page 55: Jessica Ennis is great
Pages 52-53: Horse racing cards
Page 51: England cricket play South Africa; Serena Williams wins the US Open
And Andy Murray? Who the hell is he? Best check the internet: