Should Murray get a knighthood ?
Should be merit for a career, not one event.
Yup – he’s not the best in the world – Federer, Nadal & Djokovic are all currently ahead of him on past results, this may not be always the case, but if they gave him one now – what could they give if he went on to hold all 4 grand slams at the same time or ranked number one in the world?
Wait until his career is over then give it to him by all means.Posted 4 years agocaptain slowMember
Not against knighthoods per se, but for sustained services to sport/charity/whatever, not because it will make the Prime Minister more popular for being in touch with the people…
BTW, Wiggins was first brit ever to win TDF and has I believe four olympic golds from three different olympic games. Hoy has six olympic golds and is Britain’s most successful olympian. Both were knighted in their thirties. Murray is doing very nicely thank you and may merit a knighthood one day, but not yet.Posted 4 years agocamo16Member
Is there any other nation in the world that gives out silly, pointless titles to people, so they can think themselves superior to everyone else?
Are you saying you’d refuse the title of Sir Binners if her maj saw sense and spread her goodies to STW and not to hugely rich sportsmen then? 😉Posted 4 years agoduntstickMember
Knights ride horses and fight wars apparently. Why they still exist today is beyond me. I think he should be made a saint, or a mayor, something with true status and relevance in a modern society, so we all know when to bow and courtsey. I thought he’d already had recognition for his achievements with the cup, winnings and being a champion.
Posted 4 years agouselesshippyMember
Can cameron really think of no one more deserving?Posted 4 years ago
Nurses, social workers, misionarys, charity workers?
There’s an endless list of people who’ve dedicated their lives too helping others. Not some bloke who won a game of tennis, and will now be stupidly rich because of it.theflatboyMember
He should because of the precedent that has been set for others. In the grander scheme of things, probably not.
The problem is that the trend was set when Britain was a lot shitter at sport and now that we’re doing pretty well across the board all these latest successes have to get the same treatment.Posted 4 years ago
What is the official tittle of someone who has been awarded the Legion of Honour?
I assume that every time someone who has been awarded the Legion of Honour is addressed there is a reminder of the special award they have received ? Or is that just a British thing ?Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
you seem to be on the wrong thread kona try herePosted 4 years agomrmoofoMember
If he gets one now it really trivialises the honours system … even more that both parties have done so far …
Once he has done a little more and is 40, then maybe , yes …
It is still beyond me what the whole honours system is swayed toward the popular media – esp actors . FFS, they are getting honoured for pretending to be other people …Posted 4 years ago
I am absolutely sure, that out there in the real world, there are a huge number of people giving their all, and really deserve recognition from society …
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