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David Beckham has once again been ‘snubbed’ for a knighthood on the New Year Honours list.

The former England footballer, 45, had been a favourite to pick up a title last year, given his service to the sport and various charities, but has been passed over once again.

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David’s name was famously missing from the list in 2017 amid scrutiny over his investments in a tax avoidance scheme.

It’s been suggested that the star went on to pay a reported £12.7 million in tax the following year, which placed him and wife Victoria among the country’s 50 biggest tax payers.

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While David did not feature, a number of sports stars made the star-studded New Year Honours list for 2021, which saw more than 1,200 people recognised for their contributions to public life.

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