Fred Goodwin reacted to the stripping of his knighthood today saying "I didn't even want it anyway." Fred had received his knighthood in 2004 for services to banking having invented the popular NatWest pigs in the 1980's. Following outraged complaints from people looking for someone to blame for the world financial crisis, the Queen decided to annul Fred's honour in the hopes of shutting everyone up.
Listless photographers hanging around outside Fred's house in the hopes of getting a photo of him a bit tearful where astounded to see the Queen turn up to personally retrieve the knighthood. There was further shock when he left the Queen on the doorstep loudly declaring that he wasn't sure where he had put it and that it was probably still in the box as he hadn't really used it. "It’s probably in the back of the kitchen cupboard with the Soda Stream and the fondue set” he shouted before darting back into the house emerging a short time later with a small battered cardboard box which he handed to her majesty.
Little has been seen of Fred since the handover but neighbours reported seeing him kicking a football hard against the garage door for most of the afternoon.