Last English person, born in England, to win SPOTY was Zara Phillips in 2006. Don't know how that happened as she's a woman, but perhaps we make exceptions for royalty. More sarcasm.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Sports_Personality_of_the_Year_Award
Really - all this establishment/nationality/ethnicity etc stuff - do we have to go through all this again? UK population of 63 million can vote as many times as they like for whoever they like. I'll vote for Andy again, several times, for obvious reasons. I won't vote for Mo because I'm not that interested in athletics.
I think it's brilliant and hilarious that Ladbrokes paid out in July on Andy winning SPOTY:
The champion can still be backed at 1-20 with some bookmakers but Ladbrokes have decided to pay out and are taking bets only on the potential runner-up, with the cyclist Chris Froome, currently leading the Tour de France, favourite for second spot.
Other contenders for the runners-up prize include the golfer Justin Rose, who secured a first major title at the US Open last month and the England cricket captain, Alastair Cook.
"The decision was made as Murray won championship point," a Ladbrokes spokesman said. "He's been favourite all year and was backed into 1-16 during the final when we decided enough was enough. We thought we'd give our punters double the excitement and celebrations by giving them their winnings six months early.http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/jul/08/andy-murray-bbc-sports-personality