England legend Jonny Wilkinson humbly accepted knighthood, doesn’t get knighthood - Ruck

England legend Jonny Wilkinson humbly accepted knighthood, doesn’t get knighthood

Just over six months after retiring in a blaze of glory in 2014, it seemed as though Jonny Wilkinson got a little ahead of himself for the first time in his life.

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England’s World Cup-winning number 10 was widely expected to be honoured with a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s honours list and even tweeted out what looked like the gist of a humble acceptance speech.

The European and French champion with Toulon did manage to row back on his original (now deleted) Tweet to offer congratulations to all the non-perfect people who did make it on this year’s list.

Maybe next year, JW.

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