It has happened, Andy Murray has won his first grand slam title. He is the first Brit to do so since Fred Perry won the same title way back in 1936, but more importantly, this win has done wonders for Ginger Pride worldwide!
Not since Boris Becker has a copper top managed to inspire the soulless youth of our planet. Many have tried, but none have come close to Murray’s achievement last night where he rose to Alpha Ranga status, all while not wearing a hat!
Now I have been hearing mutterings of late that ginger popularity is on the rise. With Prince Harry leading the charge so to speak (fire crotch and all), they have been staying in the news making people realize that they may just be people after all. Locally the rise of Steven Kitshoff in the Stormers/WP rugby team has kept the orange torch burning in that area of influence with of course England cricketer Jonny Bairstow also blazing onto the scene in the third and final Test against SA at Lords. Bairstow was even so brazen as to sit on the Lord’s balcony – without a hat on.
I may be cherrie picking here, but naturally there must be a stronger undercurrent laying the foundation for these high profile gingers to blossom like Murray did last night. This video may shed some light on this.
Funny how he had to hold the camera to film this though, this of course does nothing for the somewhat proven fact that gingers don’t have any friends.
But that aside, the fanta pants community is doing their bit to be taken seriously right now, and it is heroic acts like Murray becoming a Grand Slam champion that are progressing this process. Pretty soon we may see more of them popping up in the sporting arenas, something that brings me to the point of asking, who has been your favourite sporting ginger?
As we are living in one of their finest hours since Ginger Spice was considered a sex symbol, I have compiled a little list below, feel free to add your own in the comments.