Posted: 01/01/2017 at 13:38
It's always struck me as ridiculous when competitors still actively involved in sport i.e. doing their normal job, but doing it well, are included in this.
Don't get me wrong, I think people like Andy Murray and many other sports people are brilliant at what they do, but shouldn't recognition come once their sporting career is over?
I think the problem started when England cricket won the Ashes in Australia, for the first time in about a million years, and the entire squad got 'gongs'. They were then whitewashed in the next series, but they didn't hand them back
Using Andy Murray as an example, he's now Sir Andy so what happens if he wins all 4 Grand Slam tournaments in a season? Is he going to replace Charles as next in line to the throne??