Saturday, January 06, 2007

Memo to Paul Collingwood

There's a very honorable tradition of people refusing to accept honours like knighthoods, peerages, MBEs etc - for a variety of reasons.

For most, it's political principle that leads them to reject whatever petty little bauble Downing Street feels appropriate - and for others, it's the feeling that maybe they don't actually deserve it.

You didn't have to accept the MBE you were granted last year, so it's a bit rich to start mouthing off to Shane Warne when he, correctly, points out that maybe 17 runs and a few overs is scant justification for the letters after your name.

Of course, you could always send the damn thing back - and maybe persaude the others with you in Sydney to do the same.

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