Receiving an Honour represents a magnificent moment for many sports stars, but for some poor heroes the topic is a very touchy one.
The memorable moments many stars experience in picking up an Honour is contrasted with the bitter frustration at having a knighthood blocked or having hopes raised and then cruelly dashed.
With cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott and England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson both having miserable experiences when linked to knighthoods in the last week, we look at some of the other famous cases in sport.
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