A Football player getting knighted - ok he has shown dedication to what he does, he's good at it, he plays for his country he does well for his country, but a soldier i've heard stories about British Soldiers who've jumped on top of grenades just to save the rest of their section, that is a hero.
Johnson Beharry was given the Victoria Cross for driving a Warrior AFV with the rest of the crew injured, with his head visible and open to enemy fire as the periscope optics were damaged through an enemy ambush and then while still under fire dragged the rest of the crew out of the Vehicle.
A month later an RPG hit his Warrior and even though he had serious head wounds which required brain surgery afterwards, he drove the Warrior to safety.
That is a hero, and I would have no second thoughts in Knighting that man, and Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart, there American not British but what they did was amazing, they volunteered to go down and secure a shot down black hawk helicopter by themselves, with no support at all under attack by 1000s of Somalian Militia, they held on for hours, they were both killed but because of their actions the Pilot - Michael Durant survived.
So that Cr*p that Oison spouts out of his mouth about the British Army and that we start illegal wars and that we shouldn't be in certain places, it dosen't change the fact that the guys doing the job are doing it heroically. My Cousin was killed in Afghanistan and it is just f*cking disrespectful to them and their families when some tw*t comes and basically shouts out that they died for nothing.
I'm probably gunna look to join the Army in a few years, in the Royal Signals and to see the kind of people that you will serve with and who will be watching your back, to know the kind of heroic actions these lads will do for each other is just amazing.
Btw sorry this is kind of an essay lol