Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has spoken out about the tweet he shared with fans just hours before the Scottish independence referendum last week, saying that it was out of character.
In a BBC interview in China, the tennis star said: "It was a very emotional day for Scottish people and the whole country and the whole of the UK - it was a big day.
"The way it was worded, the way I sent it, is not really in my character. I don't normally do stuff like that.
Andy Murray said that his tweet was out of character
"So, yeah, I was a bit disappointed by that. It's time to move on. I can't go back on that and I'll concentrate on my tennis for the next few months."
Andy, 27, received some negative responses to the message he posted on Twitter, which said: "Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!"
When asked what it meant, the champion, who in 2013 was the first British player to win Wimbledon in more than 70 years, said: "I don't want to go into too much detail about it, it's been obviously a hard few days for me.
In 2013 Andy was the first British player to win Wimbledon in more than 70 years
"From my side, I just want to move on from it and hope everyone can."
He added: "I think it was amazing how many people turned out to vote. I personally wasn't able to vote. I trust the Scottish people made the right decision."
Andy’s mum, tennis coach Judy Murray, is set to hit the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom later this month.
Asked if he thought his temporary dip in popularity would affect her chances of winning, Andy said: "I don't think her chances were very high beforehand. I've never really seen her dance before. But I hope she has a good time, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
"She's told me she's been having fun with all the training stuff. Hopefully she can do well. I don't think they'll have it on the TV over here in China, so I won't be able to watch."