Sez Lez: Was it the one and only for Andy Murray?

Winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, Andy Murray appears via video link during the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at the First Direct Arena, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 15, 2013. See PA story SPORT SPOTY. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire
Winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, Andy Murray appears via video link during the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at the First Direct Arena, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 15, 2013. See PA story SPORT SPOTY. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire
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So, there was me thinking there was only one trophy.

All these years - and it was the 1960s when I first started watching and first saw it - I’ve always reckoned there wasn’t another trophy quite like it.

A bit unique anyway. Certainly it is now with the old fashioned television outside broadcast camera mounted on top.

Never thought there could be another like it. Until last Sunday.

We’re talking BBC Sports Personality of the Year, of course. Always been a fixture in my house on the second or third Sunday in December. Love looking back at the highlights although still get a bit embarrassed at some of the stuff that happens.

But the Beeb are still the best when it comes to doing tribute items like they did last Sunday - the one on Sir Henry Cecil and the one to commemorate their Diamond award to Sir Alex Ferguson (I missed the one commemorating Hillsborough Disaster campaigner Anne Williams).

Anyway, back to the trophy. Or is it two trophies?

Winner Andy Murray couldn’t get to the event and was over in Florida. They had him on live and got Martina Navratilova to hand over the famous old trophy. Which set me thinking. Was there one trophy or two?

Viewers had been asked to vote on the night for their choice from the shortlist of candidates. Now, Murray was overwhelming favourite from the moment he won Wimbledon. Never going to be anybody else was it?

But what if one of the candidates had managed to get massive support on the night? And overhauled Murray? What would they have done for a trophy bearing in mind the original was on the other side of the Atlantic?

Of course, it was such a foregone conclusion that Murray would win, there was no danger in sending the original, even if it was the one and only trophy, winging across to the US?

But, I’ve come to the conclusion, there isn’t just one of them. There is another.

Come to think of it there has to be or those viewers ringing on the night, were really only voting for second and third place. There was only going to be one winner - but there has to be two trophies!

But I’m still thinking. Do they have replicas for second and third place as well!