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.”