Award Rob Burrow Sports Personality of The Year 2020

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Rob Burrow is an amazing Sportsman, Family Man and inspiring Human Being. He had an amazing career with the Leeds Rhinos and has earned the respect of the whole Rugby League Family. Just 2 years after his retirement Rob was diagnosed with MND. Robs dedication to the sport, to his family and to raising money and awareness for MND is awe inspiring and I can't think of a more deserving winner of Sports Personality of The Year. 

This is an excerpt from an article by Drew Darbyshire on Loverugbyleague.com and says it much better than I could:

"The 38-year-old was sadly diagnosed with motor neurone disease just two years after ending his illustrious playing career by helping Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final title in 2017.

The way Burrow is managing the degenerative disease is so inspiring, he said: “I have too many reasons to live, I’m not giving in until my last breath.”

The documentary, which was superbly presented by Sally Nugent, is a tough watch but it is extremely uplifting given how strong Burrow’s frame of mind is for his wife and children during this tough time.

Burrow left a legacy on the field thanks to his stellar playing career and the work he is doing to raise awareness for MND now is uplifting."

Please BBC, make Rob Burrow your winner this year.