Saturday 14 April 2018 by VCG

Harry Kane awarded Grand National victory after successful appeal

Harry Kane wins Grand National

Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been awarded victory in Saturday’s Grand National after a successful appeal.

The victory was initially given to Tiger Roll, a horse, who appeared to have held on to claim a narrow victory ahead of Pleasant Company, another horse.

However, after Spurs forward Kane, not a horse, claimed on Twitter to have pipped the pair of them to the line, a review was launched.

“I swear on my daughter’s life that I crossed the line first and won that race, but there’s nothing I can do,” said the human England striker, who is definitely not a horse.

“If they turn it around, they turn it around. If they take my word, they take my word. There’s not a lot more I can do, obviously, I’d be delighted to claim the Grand National in such a tight season, but it’s up the appeals panel now.”

A three-man panel reviewed footage of the race in great detail before overturning the original decision and giving it to England captain Kane.

A spokesperson for the panel explained, “If you look really hard at the photo of the finish, close one eye, squint a bit with the other eye, and hold up a picture of Harry Kane in front of that photo then it does look like he just snatched it right at the end there.”

“Plus, he seems a really honest lad and if he says he won it, then he probably did, so we’ve decided to give the win to Harry.

“I’m still not convinced he got a touch on Eriksen’s free-kick against Stoke though.”

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