The Danish former NFL star Morten Andersen will have to wait at least another year for a chance to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame (HOF).
And to add insult to injury, the NFL could not even spell the name of its all-time leading scorer correctly on its official 18-player shortlist, writing Morton instead of Morten.
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‘The Great Dane’ fell at the final hurdle for the third straight year as he made the final nominee list but was not one of the chosen few to be inducted into the 2016 HOF class.
That honour was instead bestowed to iconic Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre as well as Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Tony Dungy, Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel and Edward DeBartolo Jr.
“It wasn’t to be this year #nogoHOF,” Andersen tweeted. “Time to relax and celebrate HOF class 2016.”
The legendary kicker can at least look back on a year featuring some considerable accolades.
In December, Andersen was cheered on by 73,000 fans at his old stomping grounds in New Orleans as he was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Ring of Honour.
The Hall of Fame inductees are traditionally revealed the day before the Super Bowl is played.