But unlike Luis Suarez, he is lionised
while the Liverpool striker is demonised.
Stand-off Kevin Brown is, quite rightly, being lionised
for sparking the Giants with his electric play.
Some have even been lionised
in various artistic quarters and seen their work elevated to almost high culture, available for sale as artwork or featuring on T-shirts.
Yet, this very week, this unsavoury woman is lionised
by Sir Philip Green, millionaire boss of Top Shop, who is paying her pounds 3 million to be the face of his empire.
But he is lionised
as living proof of the American dream.
Moore was lionised
among his contemporaries for his drinking.
THE new royal baby has very much been lionised
in our media, not for anything a new-born baby (for whom I feel no animosity) could have possibly done but simply for who his parents are.
We either glorify it (remember bleary-eyed cricketer Andrew Flint-off being lionised
for his day and night session after the Ashes victory) or when constant binge-drinking stumbles into something worse, we regard the alcoholic as a victim doing battle with a demon he cannot control.
Loved within England, hated in Germany, and lionised
He was lionised
in the US where people called him 'Sir Richard' as if he had been knighted, but he was snubbed in the United Kingdom as an overrated actor.
The symbols of his evil regime were everywhere in Iraq,creating the illusion that he was lionised
by his people.