WATCH: Andy Murray make Britain cringe with the most awkward moment of 2016
Our toes won't uncurl.
First and foremost, Andy Murray deserves all the praise and kudos in the world for another remarkable year, which surely cements the 29-year-old as one of the greatest sportsman that the UK has ever produced.
Not only did he win another Olympic gold in Rio, as well as the second Wimbledon title of his glittering career, but he also overtook Novak Djokovic at the top of the ATP rankings.
On Sunday evening he was very deservedly awarded a record third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at a glittering ceremony at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 18, 2016
Murray was not able to be there with Gary Lineker and Co, but accepted his trophy via satellite linkup from Miami. And sadly for him, this resulted in the most painful 1 min 10 secs of his life.
There were no technical issues, but poor Andy must have wished there was. That's because he was made to follow a laboured acceptance speech with over 60 seconds of painful nothingness.
The producers make him stare at the thousands of sportspeople in the arena - and millions watching at home - all through the end credits, and everyone felt desperately awkward for him.
You can almost make out the exact moment when the forced smile begins to crack and a struggling Murray loses the will to live... and yet the cruel BBC camera lingers, for what seems like hours.
Behold the 70 long seconds of quiet desperation - and the reaction of the fist-biting onlookers...
— susparl (@susparl) December 18, 2016
Best thing about #SPOTY was how awkward Andy Murray was holding the trophy for ages at the end. Proper lolz 😂
— Ali Moult (@alimoult) December 18, 2016
Watching Andy Murray awkwardly smile for 2 whole minutes of end credits has to be one of the most cringe worthy moments of 2016 #bbcsp
— Rory (@rorywade97) December 18, 2016
— Nobby (@NobbyFM104) December 18, 2016
Watching Andy Murray with his award is making me cringe. He's so awkward 😭
— Kat (@_KatWright_) December 18, 2016
Andy Murray starring into camera at the end of #SPOTY2016 is one of the most awkward things I've ever seen!
— Amellia Mari (@MinxieMina) December 18, 2016
Had to look at Andy Murray's awkward face for an uncomfortably long time on the Sports personality awards...
— The Crime Pickle (@samlikessocks) December 18, 2016
Christ, that end credits sequence with Andy Murray standing there grinning inanely was awkward #bbcspoty
— Rusty Shackleford* (@PadraigMcCarth1) December 18, 2016
LMAO that ending bit of #SPOTY was awkward 😂😂😂. Andy Murray just standing there, cameras still on him, not knowing what to do 😂
— A Flame 🧚🏾♂️ (@flame_gloriosa) December 18, 2016