Newspapers and sporting legends alike turned up the heat last night in the debate over whether former England captain David Beckham is worthy of a knighthood. The debate follows a report in the Evening Standard that Beckham was being considered.
Jack Charlton, one of England's 1966 World Cup winners, said: "I'd have no objection to him being knighted because it's what he deserves. He's played nearly 100 times for England and has been a good professional."
Critic and former England striker Jimmy Greaves, however, said: "I can't think of a single reason why David Beckham should get a knighthood. It's beyond me. He doesn't even deserve the honour as a football player."