Tottenham's Harry Kane has been nominated for the Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been nominated for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award.
The BBC announced the 12-person shortlist last night, with Kane the only football representative for the main award.
Kane is a two-time Golden Boot winner, and has become a regular goalscorer for England's national team over the past 12 months.
He is the top goalscorer this calendar year in England, with 30 goals in 29 Premier League appearances, seven more than his nearest rival, Romelu Lukaku.
But Kane's nomination has not been received well, with fans on Twitter blasting the BBC's announcement...
Of course Harry Kane is well known for his interesting and outgoing personality. https://t.co/gW5KMwZ5xm— Si Evans (@SimonGingeEvans) November 27, 2017
Harry Kane? Seriously? All the personality of a wet dishcloth..— Paul Fellows (@PaulOnWheels) November 27, 2017
About time they renamed the award Sports Person of the Year cos there are hardly any personalities left in sport #SPOTY
Is it just me who thinks Harry Kane being nominated for a personality award is the most hilariously unsuitable nomination since Rafa got tipped for the Everton job https://t.co/NnvzzQbTav— Paddy Clarke (@PaddyClarke_18) November 27, 2017
Whoever put this list together should be ashamed! Harry Kane really???— Dean Green (@deanSAFC76) November 27, 2017
Absolute disgrace that @IAmJermainDefoe is not on the list for sports personalty of the year. Has more personality in his little finger than Harry Kane has in his whole body. Absolutely shambolic popularity contest— Tommy Winter (@TommyWinter45) November 27, 2017
Harry Kane? Did I miss him singlehandedly leading spurs to a load of trophies last season?— adam (@Adam_cocker1986) November 27, 2017
Kane may have the votes of Tottenham fans sewn up, but the general public are likely to be tougher to persuade.
Even so, simply being nominated is an achievement for the England striker.
Perhaps if Harry Kane fires England to World Cup glory next summer, he may stand a better chance.