Number 10 Downing Street waves away petition to honour former Liverpool striker.
David Cameron’s government has delivered a further crushing blow to the good people of this country by rejecting a perfectly valid petition calling for Emile Heskey to be knighted, reports the Leicester Mercury.
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Fan Daniel McCarthy launched the petition with 10 Downing Street to have the former Leicester, Birmingham City, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wigan striker, who is now playing Down Under with the Newcastle Jets, knighted for his services to the game.
In his appeal to the Department of Culture Media and Sport, Daniel said: “Emile has changed the way the game is played, he is an experienced, well-loved and all round genius player.”
The petition was rejected by Downing Street, however.
Heskey, 36, scored seven times for England in an 11-year international career in which he won 62 caps.
He featured in three major tournaments for England and bagged 117 Premier League goals in well over 500 appearances.