- Andy Murray has appealed for the safe return of his wedding ring – and tennis shoes – after it was stolen in California
- He decided to leave those smelly shoes under his car outside his hotel in Indian Wells and dry them overnight
- But Murray forgot that his wedding ring was still attached to the shoelaces.
- In an Instagram video, Murray explained that his ‘terrible idea’ had backfired and said he is firmly in the doghouse with wife Kim
Andy Murray has been abandoned in a doghouse with wife Kim after his wedding ring – and stinky tennis shoes – were stolen after his ‘horrible idea’ of leaving it under their car overnight.
The three-time Grand Slam winner, 34, is in California for the Indian Wells tournament, where she was given a wildcard to compete.
But a ‘silly’ decision to dry his sweaty shoes leads to them being stolen and Murray stuck firmly in the ‘bad books’ with his other half.
Andy Murray is in the doghouse with wife Kim after his ‘terrible idea’ of leaving his wedding ring attached to his tennis shoe, which he left under his car and was stolen
Murray, who was photographed with wife Kim Sears, has appealed for the safe return of his ring and shoes
Murray cannot wear his wedding ring to court, so always ties it with his shoelaces to keep it safe but on occasion it appears he forgot it was there. The former world No. 1 has appealed for a safe return to his ring.
Murray recalled his sad story in an Instagram video, saying: ‘After dinner at Indian Wells last night, I got in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn’t smell great.
‘I left my tennis shoes there and it’s 38C here so my shoes were very sweaty, damp and smelly.
‘I decided that when I got back to the hotel, the shoes needed some air to dry out a bit. I don’t have a balcony in my room and I didn’t want to leave them in my room as it smelled of room.
Murray has attached shoelaces to her wedding ring to keep her safe since her 2015 wedding
The 34-year-old prepares for the Indian Wells tournament in California this week
‘So I thought I’d leave the shoes under the car to give them some air and let them dry overnight. When I got back in the car in the morning, the shoes were missing.
‘My tennis shoes for the tournament were stolen so I had to go to a local pro shop to buy different shoes. Not the end of the world but not ideal.
‘While I was preparing for my practice, my physio said to me, “Where’s your wedding ring?” And I was like “oh no”.
‘I tie my wedding ring to my shoes when I’m playing because I can’t play it with my hand. So my wedding ring has been stolen too, needless to say, I’m in the bad books at home so I want to try to find it.
Murray first gave his wedding ring to his trainers at the 2015 BMW Open in Munich
Murray’s wife Kim watches him in action at Wimbledon during this year’s tournament
‘So if anyone can share this or have a clue as to where they might be, it would be very helpful if I can get back to it or get to the bottom of it.’
In the post caption, Murray said: ‘Yeah I know I’m an idiot and from the back it sounds like a terrible idea but I need some help. What should be the reward for getting it back?’
He then followed up with the hashtag #ring #shoes #idiot #help #clown.
After marrying Kim Sears in April 2015, Murray found a new way to protect his ring.
At her first tournament since her marriage, the BMW Open in Munich, Murray attached the ring to her Adidas trainers’ lace.
He acted as a good luck charm as he won the tournament and he said at the time: ‘If it’s tied to my shoelaces I won’t lose it. I put it back as soon as the match was over. If I had kept it in my bag, I would have already lost it.’