Sexism in Sporting Honours

Email sent to the Evening Standard, copied to Number 10 Downing Street concerning the quite unseemly rush to get Andy Murray knighted just seconds after his Wimbledon win. Anyone would think there might be a political motive behind the move…

Sirs,

The tradition of honouring successful British sporting achievement is long, but very unbalanced.

If Andy Murray is to be knighted for his splendid Wimbledon championship win, then surely the last British Wimbledon champion should be similarly honoured?

For those with very short memories, that was Virginia Wade in 1977.

If not, why not?

Paul Harper