- Donald Trump tweeted his disdain at ‘probably’ being Time’s Person of the Year
- Andy Murray responded by repeating the tone and manner of Trump’s tweet
- He joked he would ‘probably’ be named BBC Sports Personality winner
Andy Murray might not be best known for his sense of humour but he demonstrated his funny side with a hilarious tweet aimed at Donald Trump.
The US President took to Twitter late on Friday to claim that Time Magazine was planning on making him their Person of the Year again.
He wrote: ‘Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!’
Donald Trump posted a bizarre tweet about potentially being Time’s Person of the Year
Andy Murray was quick to reply, mocking US President Trump’s tone and manner
The claim was disputed by Time, which said it does not comment on who features in its annual issue until publication in December.
It was a little over an hour before Murray responded to Trump, who was awarded the Person of the Year in 2016.
‘Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!’ Murray wrote.
Murray is a three-time BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner but it is fair to say he faces very little chance of winning it this time around.
Murray is a three-time winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year
The 30-year-old has not played since losing the Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey in the summer due to a hip problem.
He is eyeing a return in time for the Australian Open in January. Earlier in November, Murray announced a split with coach Ivan Lendl – the second time in his career he has parted ways with the Czech.