Andy Murray continues to back Emma Raducanu as Piers Morgan defends criticism of teenager

Morgan responded with the following: “Criticising young male athletes: fine. Criticising young female athletes: MISOGYNY!

“This isn’t equality, ladies.. (if I’m still allowed to call you that).”

Murray, who was well-beaten in the third round by Denis Shapovalov, defended his compatriot by saying: “Does the article actually say that though? ‘Criticising young male athletes is fine.’ I’ve read it and it wasn’t my takeaway.

“I think criticising young athletes is fine by the way I’m just not sure what exactly she did during Wimbledon to deserve anything other than praise?”