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The Morning GIF: Sir Sean Connery approves

The octogenarian star watched fellow countryman Andy Murray's U.S. Open win.


Lorraine Murphy


Posted on Sep 11, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 11:20 am CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Tennis fancier, Scottish nationalist, actor, knight, and avatar of awesomeness Sir Thomas Sean Connery, also occasionally known as Bond, James Bond, is a man of passionate enthusiasms, particularly for all things Scottish.

Yesterday the octogenarian star crashed fellow Scot Andy Murray’s post-tennis press conference in the lead-up to the finals of the U.S. Open. “You smell of wine,” the nonplussed Murray told his illustrious fan. Watching Murray win the U.S. Open, he could not or would not contain his enthusiasm, becoming in the process something of a social media muse to tweeter and freelance video editor CJ Fogler.

In a half-dozen tweets and Twitpics, Fogler chronicles the emotional journey of Sir Sean throughout the match. “Seeing Sean Connery in oversized sunglasses means a little of me died inside #USOpen” he tweeted. Well, everyone’s the fashion police nowadays. Later: “Pleased to see Sean Connery back on my TV, with a blanket to ward off the chill

But best of all, in a GIF that will go down in U.S. Open history, the Outer Hebrides met Jersey Shore, and the Internet rejoiced. That’s right: Andy Murray won, and Sean Connery let ‘er fly.

“Animated: Sean Connery. Fist Pump. #USOpen

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*First Published: Sep 11, 2012, 8:36 am CDT