Harry Kane is no stranger to receiving individual accolades having won the golden boot at both domestic and international level along with an MBE for services to football (Sky News).
However, the Spurs striker has just been handed the strangest award he has ever won his career by The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, for a rather innocuous comment that he made recently.
Given the uncertainty surrounding if and when the current Premier League season will resume as a result of the coronavirus shutdown, Kane was asked to give his opinion on the matter in an interview on with Jamie Redknapp on Instagram (as transcribed by the Daily Mail).
While the Spurs striker admitted that he would prefer the season to be completed, he insisted that there needed to be a cut-off date beyond which the season should be voided which he said should be the end of June.
Tottenham could be one of the teams to benefit the most if the season is voided as they could potentially secure Champions League qualification next season courtesy of finishing in fourth place in the 2018/19 season.
The Leaders Council awarded Kane with the weekly Hannibal Prize for his ‘ingenious scheme’ to secure Spurs a place in European football’s elite club competition.
The England captain was hailed for the subtle way in which he expressed his idea to have the season cancelled if it isn’t completed by June.
They wrote, “It’s innovative, it’s unorthodox, it’s subtle, it’s daring, it’s genius. Harry Kane, you are a worthy recipient of this week’s Hannibal Prize.”
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While the Leaders Council cannot be faulted for a lack of sense of humour, it is clear that they are reading a lot more into the Spurs strikers’ comments than he intended. However, there is no doubt that Jose Mourinho and the Tottenham squad would indeed prefer to have the season voided and start fresh next campaign.
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