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Old 11-12-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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been knighted ? there are already calls for sir jc but lewis has been retired a long time. come on lizzie, get your sword out y'old trout .
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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He might have told her to **** off.

I would have, i'd want a Dukedom at least.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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[quote=stonerose]been knighted ? there are already calls for sir jc but lewis has been retired a long time. come on lizzie, get your sword out y'old trout .[/quote]

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Old 11-12-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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Its the old anti black syndrome of those in power. We cant have great black icons honoured with knighthoods. Only coconuts get knighted if they kiss politicians arses.

Lewis should have been knighted a long time back and the guy is intellectually sound so should have got a Life peerage. Steve Redgrave got a knighthood for rowing a poxy boat yet a true gladiator like Lewis is denied a knighthood.

I think we should start a Knighthood for LL campaign and put a petition up on the govenments web site.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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All aboard the sir lennox lewis express woooooooo wooooooooooo
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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Also the likes of Nigel Benn should have been knighted. The guy was an excellent boxer and did a lot of charity work which unlike other people he never sought publicity for.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:42 PM   #7
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Its the old anti black syndrome of those in power. We cant have great black icons honoured with knighthoods. Only coconuts get knighted if they kiss politicians arses.

Lewis should have been knighted a long time back and the guy is intellectually sound so should have got a Life peerage. Steve Redgrave got a knighthood for rowing a poxy boat yet a true gladiator like Lewis is denied a knighthood.

I think we should start a Knighthood for LL campaign and put a petition up on the govenments web site.
Dont be knocking Redgrave. It doesn't help your argument.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:44 PM   #8
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Oh by the way, he's already got a CBE which is one down from a knighthood.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:47 PM   #9
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He probably will with time. The fact that he doesn't live here may count against him as well.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:50 PM   #10
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Give it time I'm sure LL with get a knighthood. Benn, on the other hand, hasn't got a hope in hell.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:51 PM   #11
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Dont be knocking Redgrave. It doesn't help your argument.
Whats so special about rowing ?

It's a sport for the elite and means nothing to the vast majority of people in the UK. The goverment think it is ok to knight someone for their achievements in rowing but boxers receive lesser honours for if not greater then similar achievements to that of Redgrave.

I am sure Redgrave is a nice chap and I know for a fact he like Benn does a lot of charity work for which he seeks no media attention.

I am going to start an online petition to get Lewis knighted. Hopefully Gordon Brown and co can get off their backsides and give him the honour he deserves.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #12
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"How hard can it be fi ride a boat?"
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:02 PM   #13
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Whats so special about rowing ?

It's a sport for the elite and means nothing to the vast majority of people in the UK. The goverment think it is ok to knight someone for their achievements in rowing but boxers receive lesser honours for if not greater then similar achievements to that of Redgrave.

I am sure Redgrave is a nice chap and I know for a fact he like Benn does a lot of charity work for which he seeks no media attention.

I am going to start an online petition to get Lewis knighted. Hopefully Gordon Brown and co can get off their backsides and give him the honour he deserves.
I hope they don't get side tracked from dealing with the credit crunch and the immigration issue to deal with this pressing issue of the day.

BTW I have it on good authority that Redgrave is a bit of a twat, I don't think him getting one and Lennox not is a racial thing, its more to do with the fact that "The Establishment" likes rowing a lot more than it likes professional boxing.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:03 PM   #14
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Whats so special about rowing ?

It's a sport for the elite and means nothing to the vast majority of people in the UK. The goverment think it is ok to knight someone for their achievements in rowing but boxers receive lesser honours for if not greater then similar achievements to that of Redgrave.

I am sure Redgrave is a nice chap and I know for a fact he like Benn does a lot of charity work for which he seeks no media attention.

I am going to start an online petition to get Lewis knighted. Hopefully Gordon Brown and co can get off their backsides and give him the honour he deserves.
Dont matter what his sport was. 5 golds in 5 olympics is a ****ing stunning achievement.

Dont get me wrong I'd be happy to see lennox knighted, but Redgrave deserves his.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:10 PM   #15
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Is Lennox the kind of guy who cares about a Knighthood though?
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