Why now is time to give Kevin Sinfield a knighthood for his heroic MND fundraising efforts - YEP Comment

It was hard not to feel moved by the scenes at Headingley as Kevin Sinfield made his triumphant return after running 101 miles in 24 hours for his Extra Mile challenge.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 4:45 pm

And he was given nothing less than a hero’s welcome by hundreds of fans on his entrance to the stadium yesterday morning.

And it was only right that his pal and former Leeds Rhinos team mate Rob Burrow was there to greet his friend as he completed the gruelling challenge.

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Kevin Sinfield pictured with friend and former Leeds Rhinos team mate Rob Burrow at Headingley. Pic: Zac Goodwin/PA

The look between the two - the adoration and respect - spoke volumes of the gratitude they have for each other.

Theirs really is a friendship like no other.

And the challenge was all for Rob’s plight against MND.

Sir Kev - as he is affectionately known by fans - has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds already in his latest effort.

Everybody needs and deserves a friend by their side at the darkest of times like Sir Kev.

Surely now it’s time to make him Sir Kev for real.

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