Andy Murray’s disgusted reaction to Priti Patel’s Ukrainian refugee response | Tennis | sport

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Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has shown his anger towards Home Secretary Priti Patel amid the UK’s belated response to help Ukrainian refugees. Millions of citizens are fleeing the war-stricken country following the Russian invasion, which began just over two weeks ago.

Yet a number of them have had problems crossing the border from Calais into the UK, with the government coming under heavy criticism for their perceived lack of empathy and compassion towards Ukrainians.

On Thursday, the Irish in Westminster Twitter account posted a post about Patel with the caption: “Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that Priti Patel has complained to the Irish government that Ireland’s welcoming policy towards Ukrainian refugees would make it possible to reach the UK through the back door.”

And Murray responded by quoting a tweet and adding a surprised and sick face emoji.

This is not the first time that Murray has attacked the government.

Last year he displayed his fury at the NHS receiving a paltry 1% pay rise, saying: ‘I think the whole country has kind of realized how important they all are and don’t may not have gotten the recognition they probably deserved until now.

“So, yes, it’s fantastic that they could come and watch some of the tennis. I hope they can enjoy it and, yes, I hope the politicians can realize that they deserve more. than what they’re getting right now.

“I think, what is it, they got something like a 1% pay raise? It was pathetic. So, yes, they obviously deserve much more than that. They have done an amazing job helping us through the pandemic. »

Murray is currently in the United States training for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The 34-year-old has already confirmed that he plans to donate all of his winnings from this year to those suffering in Ukraine.

He posted on Twitter earlier this week: “Over 7.5 million children are at risk from the escalating conflict in Ukraine, so I’m working with @UNICEF_uk to help deliver emergency medical supplies and kits of early childhood development.

“Life-saving education continues, which is why UNICEF is working to enable access to learning for displaced children, as well as supporting the rehabilitation of damaged schools, along with replacement equipment and furniture. .

“I will be donating the proceeds from my award for the rest of the year, but anyone in the UK can support UNICEF’s humanitarian response by donating to our appeal by following this link.

“Children in Ukraine need peace – now.”

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