Government Officials Turn Down Petition to Knight Emile Heskey

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVApril 24, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur's William Gallas, right, vies for the ball against Aston Villa's Emile Heskey during their English Premier League soccer match at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Sunday May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)
Tim Hales

The legend of Emile Heskey lives. Sort of. 

One man petitioned to have the former Aston Villa and Birmingham City man knighted. Unfortunately for fans of Heskey everywhere, David Cameron's government rejected the petition. 

In the petition, Daniel McCarthy wrote: "Emile has changed the way the game is played, he is an experienced, well-loved and all round genius player." 

Sir Emile Heskey will have to wait. 

[Birmingham Mail, h/t Reddit]