England and Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has received an MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, for his services to football.
The 25-year-old footballer was awarded the honour today at the Buckingham Palace for services to football and in recognition of England’s semi-final run at the 2018 World Cup in the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours list.
Kane, who was the highest goal scorer at the 2018 World Cup after he netted six goals arrived the investiture ceremony at the Buckingham Palace, with his partner, Kate Goodland and his parents, Kim and Patrick Kane.
Taking to his Twitter page, Harry Kane wrote;
A real honour and an enormously proud day for me and my family.?A massive thanks to my @England teammates and coaching staff. ???
Speaking on racism, Harry Kane would consider leading his players off the field if they were subjected to racial abuse again. He said;
“It’s terrible, it’s unacceptable,” Kane told Sky Sports. “Our players handled it so well, professional and focused on our job and carried on doing what we do best.
“That’s what they’ve done and now it is up to the people in charge to take over and make sure the right action is taken. It’s not acceptable in football or any part of life. The way the fans acted, the people in charge must take the appropriate action.”
Asked directly if England would walk off, Kane added:
“I’m fully supportive of my team-mates. If it happened again and they weren’t happy and wanted to talk about it and they wanted to take a breather, I would fully back them with whatever they wanted to do.
“We’re a team and a unit, we stand behind every one of our players. Hopefully, it never happens again but if it did, I would take their lead on that and whatever they wanted, we would support them.”