The 25-year-old footballer England and Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has received an MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, after leading England to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia last summer.
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.
After collecting his MBE for services to football, the England captain said he would follow the lead of those players should a similar situation arise and if it meant walking off, he would be willing to do so.
On receiving the award from Prince William, President of the FA, Kane said he was glad to be returning from such a successful break with England, who scored 10 goals in two European Qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
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.
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.”
Kane said,“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.”
Kane Added, Obviously I’m extremely proud and as I said when it got announced, not just for me, but for my family, my team-mates, and everyone who has helped me achieve this award, it’s a special day.