- Richard TilBrookHead of Honours and Appointments Secretariat Cabinet Office 1 Horseguards Road London SW1A 2HQ
Recognition for services to Liverpool FC, Celtic FC, Merseyside, Charity and the Hillsborough familes
- Head of Honours and Appointments Secretariat Cabinet Office 1 Horseguards Road London SW1A 2HQ
Head of Honours and Appointments Secretariat
Room G 37
1 Horse Guards parade
12917 Welton Lane
Date TBD 2016
Knighthood for Kenny Dalglish
Thank you for your letter regarding the knighthood for Kenny Dalglish, and acknowledging my letter of October 4th 2012.Since my original Letter to Lord Coe in October 2012 we have received many more signatures.
Please consider this increase in your next Consideration
Enclosed you will find a file with over XX,XXX signatures requesting that the New Year’s Honors committee bestowing a knighthood on Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE for his services to Sport and the families of the Hillsborough disaster and his ongoing Charity work with his wife Marina.
Despite this laudable support from many parts of the world, getting to XXX.XXX signatures was a difficult process, principally due to Liverpool fans disillusionment for knighthoods bestowed on people after the Hillsborough disaster of April 1989 who many Liverpool and other football fans believe do not deserve them in the light of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report of September 12th 2012. Indeed many suggested to me in very strong terms that they have no faith in the institution who bestowed knighthoods on people who covered up the deaths of 96 people at the event. A fact which is now evident after the Warrington decisions, I trust you will take this into account when you consider the attached Proposal and react in a manner according to today's environment
I have no personal opinion on this, but simply inform you of this as a fact, therefore I trust you will look favorable on this request and help to show the many Liverpool supporters around the world, and indeed the world in general that a great man, deserving of his actions after the Hillsborough tragedy, who selflessly supported the families is honored correctly and with grace.
His services to sport cannot be overlooked and was the greatest footballer to serve both Celtic and Liverpool, the term 'Legend' is thrown around far too often these days, but in Kenny Dalglish it sits well, and in my view should be accompanied by a Knighthood for his services to Liverpool Football Club and the wider family of football.
Many deserving people receive knighthoods for services to sport, or to charity or to community, and Kenny Dalglish, through his actions these past years, is a candidate in all three fields.
Please look favorably on this request on behalf of sports fans everywhere.
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