Man City scandal, politics and Mason Greenwood – the tennis player driving a spicy Twitter account

Delight for Liam Broady

Twitter can be a place where opinions can divide and reactions can be brutal, yet British tennis player Liam Broady doesn’t hold back on his social media platform.

The British player who reached a career-high of 116 in the ATP rankings last year has always been outspoken on topics others would rather avoid.

He has spoken publicly about his support for the LGBTQ+ community and has always been one of the more entertaining players to interview in the game.

Yet when the player who reached the third round at Wimbledon last summer takes to Twitter, his eagerness to embrace all issues knows no bounds.

A passionate Manchester City fan, this jovial tennis star was quick to react when his club was charged with over 100 alleged breaches of Premier League financial regulations on Monday.

He quickly gave his view on Twitter, suggesting the pending sanctions that may be placed on the club if the case is proven by the Premier League was part of the rollercoaster of being a City fan as he tweeted:

He seemed a little less amused by the developments when he added a further tweet after understanding the potential consequences for City:

Broady explained his passion for Manchester City in an interview with the club’s website, as he admitted many in his family have different allegiances.

“It’s amazing. I think we’re going through a bit of a golden generation here as City fans,” he said.

“Obviously, growing up, having seen City previously, it’s just incomparable. We’re one of the best, if not the best, football playing clubs in the world.

“And for that to be at Man City is incredible.

“Hopefully this goes on for another 100 or 200 years but I’m just grateful as long as Pep’s here.

“Even after a tough loss, we still see good football and see some of the best players in the world playing at the Etihad Stadium.

“It’s tough with the tennis to get to games, but I’ve tried to make an effort for the last six to nine months to come more, I absolutely love it,” he added.

“My family are historically Manchester United fans.

“My dad’s never been that into football and being from Stockport there’s a large City following there, so at school there were a lot of Blues.

“My eldest sisters were both City fans and when I was six years old, my sister Naomi made me sign a contract saying I’d always be a City fan lifelong, so it’s quite a legally binding one to be honest! Ever since then I’ve been a big City fan.”

While tweets about Manchester City dominate Broady’s timeline on Twitter, he also offered up a host of views on other sports.

Broady also offered up his views on the ongoing debate over who should be hailed as the greatest player in tennis history, as he hit back at Dominic Thiem’s suggestion that Roger Federer can no longer be considered in the debate as he has not won as many Grand Slam events as his rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.




Broady inflamed the notoriously easily offended Novak Djokovic fan base when he suggested tennis players who should be allowed to pull out of tournaments at the last minute, affecting those who may be waiting for a late call into the event.

He later offered a clarification for that tweet after a barrage of criticism last August.

Those tweets on his Twitter account are mixed with the hard-hitting messages, he offered up pointed views following news last week that Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has had charges including attempted rape and assault dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Broady does not restrict himself to tweets about issues affecting sport, as he offered up this message to voice his annoyance towards British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak:

He has also been tweeting about the recent strike action from rail workers in the UK and appears to relish the chance to get involved in debates with current and former players, including his friend Andy Murray.

Twitter may have lost some of its appeal in recent years, but Broady is doing his bit to make sure it is still fun and thought-provoking in equal measure.