Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton victories see sport ease British heartache amid Brexit fallout

Tennis Scotland want a statue of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in EnglandSouth Africa’s victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup proved to be a watershed moment in the nation’s history, not just in a sporting context but in a cultural and political one as well. Great Britain’s political instability caused by the decision to exit the European Union, forcing the resignation of the Prime Minister David Cameron and the plummeting in value of the pound, can hardly be compared to the culture of institutionalised racism in the rainbow nation. Both Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton conquered British institutions to ensure that at least for a few hours the country could rejoice and forget about recent political pain.

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