Announced overnight, the New Year Honours list includes an MBE for Harry Kane after the England captain won the golden boot at the World Cup in Russia this summer.
More than 1,100 people have been recognised, counting England manager Gareth Southgate who is set to receive an OBE for leading the national side to the semi-finals of the tournament.
The majority of recipients are said to be people who have undertaken ‘outstanding work in their communities’ but a section of fans are up in arms at the decision to include the Spurs striker in the sporting honours.
These are the best of the Harry Kane MBE jokes and tweets as the England captain is named on the New Year Honours list:
Harry Kane to get an OBE? My grandad strangled 3 guards and escaped from Colditz dressed as a woman,got 6 of the French resistance pregnant before swimming the English Channel home in his Arsenal hotpants and all he got was TB.
— Mel (@MelOreilly1970) December 24, 2018
Disgusted about the Harry Kane MBE. What is this country coming to? It should be a fucking knighthood.
— Tom (@TomFoins) December 28, 2018
Don’t ya wish your striker had an M B E 🎶
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) December 28, 2018
Harry Kane can’t even spell MBE
— Clockend Gooner (@ClockendGooner3) December 28, 2018
If Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate are getting OBE's for beating panama and tunisia, what the fuck is James McFadden getting for that goal in Paris
— Lauren (@Iaurenrooney15) December 24, 2018
Imagine if you had squared that ball to Raheem, you could of been a Sir!
— Kris Clough (@KrisClough) December 28, 2018
All hail to the King Kane
— Ankit (@Ankit_THFC) December 28, 2018
Harry Kane has more MBE’s (1) than Mark Noble has England caps (0). pic.twitter.com/Mq9N9S7K1z
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) December 28, 2018
Why is Harry Kane being awarded an MBE from the Queen for this? pic.twitter.com/QBbZ0EkQOo
— WAllegri_SZN (@WhyAlwaysLukaku) December 28, 2018
Harry Kane has been awarded an MBE. Ironically, this is also how he pronounces the name of Spurs current home ground
— D (@AFC_Islington74) December 29, 2018
Can't believe Harry Kane got an MBE and Jamie Vardy didn't???
— Matt Cooper (@MattCooper_) December 28, 2018
Harry Kane’s MBE is great news for my own MBE hopes as I did fuck all in 2018 as well. 🤞
— Bert Purple Heart (@StePurpleHeart) December 29, 2018
Harry Kane MBE……….planning an open top bus parade @SpursOfficial ?
— DanDanDanDan (@DanSilvs73) December 28, 2018
No offence, but there’s no real link there.
— Colin Grainger (@ColinAGrainger) December 28, 2018
They’ll start putting OBEs in cereal boxes soon 😂
— Steven Hastie (@StevenHastie84) December 28, 2018
Turns out Harry Kane was this close to getting a knighthood.
Damn you, Danijel Subašić. pic.twitter.com/grYzhtT4Xn
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) December 28, 2018
Announce him as number 10 Harry Kane MBE tomorrow boys
— Liam 🍋 (@Liam_coys) December 28, 2018
Harry Kane – 20 England Goals – MBE
Wayne Rooney – 53 England Goals – FUCKALL
What an absolute farce, a disgrace, shove your corgis up your arse.
Happy New Year everyone.
— Kai Wayne (@KaiWayne) December 28, 2018