Wimbledon And The Faith
Everytime I see players like Sharapova demonstratively wearing a cross whilst playing ( I can’t imagine this is a coincidence) I wonder how long will it be before some politically correct moron will decide that they are not allowed to do it anymore. Perhaps when some pervert (not interested in Sharapova anyway) will say that he feels bullied and discriminated at her cross?
After his beautiful victory against Tsonga this afternoon, Murray looks for a long time, devoutly, to heaven, and his lips move in an inaudible, but clearly purposeful way. A beautiful moment, rightfully caught by the cameramen (who might be scolded tomorrow, but this is another story…).
Ten to one that he was praying. Not a fast, “casual prayer”, but a deliberate, deeply felt one.
Asked, some minutes later, what he was doing, he said that it was something he prefers not to talk about.
His choice, of course, and perhaps a way to keep his intimate moment with Heaven more intimate. But I remained with the uncomfortable impression he considered – or was told by his managers and PR people – that to show Christian feelings in public is not so good, and might lead to trouble.
It would have been so beautiful if he had said, in front of millions of people, that he was praying. There’s nothing shameful in praying in public, and until the PC freaks get their way it is even legal.