British Airways apologises over Judy Murray abuse

Judy Murray watches her son Andy Murray play Fernando Verdasco on July 3, 2013
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British Airways apologises to Fed Cup captain Judy Murray after one of its executives compared her face to a "recently salted slug".

British Airways has issued an apology to Judy Murray after one of its executives likened the British Fed Cup team captain's face to a "recently salted slug".

Area manager Simon Taylor went on to compare the 53-year-old to "a manatee's spleen" and "an arthritic ping pong ball" during a series of Facebook posts made as her son, Andy, was winning the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

In a statement to The Sun, the airline said: "We are sorry. We are taking this matter seriously. This does not get more embarrassing for BA."

Last month, the company ran a competition on the social media site, giving its fans the chance to win a day with Andy Murray.

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