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Blair rejects knighthood for dead Liverpool manager Paisley

Blair rejects knighthood for dead Liverpool manager Paisley

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Liverpool fans Thursday that former manager Bob Paisley is ineligible for a knighthood because he is not alive to receive the honor.
"A knighthood is an honor only given during someone's lifetime," Blair wrote. "Unlike bravery awards and medals, they have never been granted posthumously."
Blair was responding to an online petition posted by Liverpool fans calling for Paisley to be posthumously awarded the highest royal honor. Blair allows constituents to post petitions on his Web site.
Paisley replaced Bill Shankly in 1974 and was manager until 1983. During that time, Liverpool won six English titles, three European Cups, three League Cups and one UEFA Cup. Paisley died in 1996 at 77.
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Updated : 2021-10-17 11:44 GMT+08:00