Despite reports in several tabloid newspapers suggesting he could be out of the country by Sunday, Abu Qatada is as committed as ever to watching the SW19 final. “The Wimbledon final is a great British tradition. I’m a huge Andy Murray fan and so extradition or no extradition I’ll be routing for the Scot should he make it through”
If the radical cleric is deported he will have to negotiate with the tough Jordanian authorities for permission to watch the final. “I’m sure Al Jazeera or Fox Sports will have the match on and I’ve already made my ‘C’mon Tim Banner’. It’s a little joke we have with Andy. He loves it! And as for the Jordanian authorities, I will work some of my Muslin charm on them. It works every time.”
Teresa May is less confident the cleric will be watching his hero compete in the final stating “Andy Murray still has to beat Fernando Verdasco and he was struggling with his back in the last game”.
Andy Murray, Abu Qatada, Teresa May and the Jordanian authorities were all unavailable for comment today.