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batz 12-29-2012 12:47 AM

Andy Murray OBE
 
Murray is among those honoured in the New Years Honours. Knighthoods for Wiggins and Ainslie.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/20854568

Cesc Fabregas 12-29-2012 01:42 AM

Wiggins getting knighted is a bit of a joke.

Rippy 12-29-2012 01:44 AM

He deserved more than an OBE, in my opinion.

Surely he's achieved just as much (if not more) than Jessica Ennis, and they gave her a CBE.

akind 12-29-2012 02:05 AM

He should've been awarded a "Sir", so that he will behave more like a Sir on a tennis court.

Hood_Man 12-29-2012 02:25 AM

Imagine if he wins the Calendar Year Grand Slam in 2013 and the WTF, along with this? Most decorated tennis player ever 8)

Bartelby 12-29-2012 02:46 AM

Murray needs this Wimbledon for a knighthood.

fedfan08 12-29-2012 02:59 AM

They should have special awards for Olympic athletes. I don't think someone should be made a Sir or Dame (or any of the other awards) just because they won a gold medal at the Olympics. These awards should be for a lifetime of achievement and service.

thejoe 12-29-2012 04:36 AM

Good lad, Muzza. An OBE's a great and appropriate recognition of a fantastic year; the mass knighting that occurs after sporting triumph always makes me a bit queasy.

Seth 12-29-2012 07:14 AM

Go on my son.

Phoenix1983 12-29-2012 08:25 AM

Well done to Murray.

On another note, I don't think any sportsperson should be knighted or made a Dame until their career is over. Having active sportspeople being 'Sir Bradley Wiggins' etc. is ridiculous IMHO.

Paul Murphy 12-29-2012 04:11 PM

Well deserved.

TheF1Bob 12-29-2012 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rippy (Post 7084799)
He deserved more than an OBE, in my opinion.

Surely he's achieved just as much (if not more) than Jessica Ennis, and they gave her a CBE.

:lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by fedfan08 (Post 7084843)
They should have special awards for Olympic athletes. I don't think someone should be made a Sir or Dame (or any of the other awards) just because they won a gold medal at the Olympics. These awards should be for a lifetime of achievement and service.

100% Agree.

Vrad 12-29-2012 04:13 PM

This is well deserved. I just have a sadistic desire to see Scotland declare independence right before Murray wins Wimbledon.

Fiji 01-06-2013 08:42 AM

Will he be knighted if he wins Wimbledon this year?

Russeljones 01-06-2013 09:03 AM

OBE for Murray is a joke. Serious.

Mainad 01-06-2013 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russeljones (Post 7101491)
OBE for Murray is a joke. Serious.

Too right! He should have got a knighthood like Bradley Wiggins!! :wink:

The Bawss 01-06-2013 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russeljones (Post 7101491)
OBE for Murray is a joke. Serious.

My thoughts exactly.

I also share the opinion that these sportspeople shouldn't receive any form of honours until they retire.

The Bawss 01-06-2013 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7101523)
Too right! He should have got a knighthood like Bradley Wiggins!! :wink:

It might have been a knighthood had he actually won that match himself. I heard they were pondering on whether to knight the easterly New York breeze. I can't help but imagine the vote to give Murray an OBE over the wind knighthood wasn't unanimous.

sureshs 01-06-2013 09:20 AM

Andrew Murray is so important that the latest Bond movie ended up in Scotland as a tribute to him.

Russeljones 01-06-2013 10:01 AM

Until Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are knighted I call this whole procedure a farce! :-o


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