Newly crowned boxing Champion Tyson Fury's nomination as BBC Sports Personality of the Year questioned over his views on homosexuality.

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    Dec 07, 2015 11:32 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/06/tyson-fury-continues-to-make-homosexuality-and-paedophillia-comparisons_n_8731870.html
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    Dec 07, 2015 11:48 AM GMT
    It's not just his views on homosexuality that are appalling, he has also made disgusting remarks about women. Not very surprising as he is a gypsy, and expresses typical gypsy attitudes.

    Lots of people have signed the petition now but the response from the BBC was that the award is about recognising sporting achievement and nothing to do with their character - which is bizarre considering it's called Sports PERSONALITY of the year - why isn't it called Sportsperson of the Year otherwise?

    Hopefully he won't win it.
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    Dec 07, 2015 11:52 AM GMT
    Yes I complained to the Beeb

    This was the response:

    Many thanks for getting in touch with us about BBC Sports Personality of the Year. We acknowledge your views on the shortlisting of boxer Tyson Fury in light of comments reportedly made in a recent newspaper interview.

    To explain, an independent expert panel decided on the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015. You can find full details of the panel on our website at www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality/34727935. The winner will be decided by a public vote during the live programme which will be broadcast on Sunday 20th December.

    Whilst we appreciate that you feel he should not have been shortlisted, the panel included Tyson Fury on the 2015 shortlist on the basis of his sporting achievements, as he became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. The inclusion of sportspeople on the shortlist does not constitute an endorsement by the BBC of any personally-held views.

    Thanks again for getting in touch with us. Please be assured that your views have been registered, and we’ll also make sure all feedback is passed on to the BBC Sports Personality team for their information.

    Kind Regards

    BBC Complaints


    Well let's see, the criteria for nomination are:

    • Reflects UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage;
    • Represents the breadth and depth of UK sports; and
    • Takes into account 'impact' over and beyond the sport or sporting achievement in question.

    He may have got through on the first one but how the hell did he pass muster on the other two unless he really does represent the true face of sport and "impact" can be negative.



    Petition is now: 110,000 btw
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    Dec 07, 2015 12:16 PM GMT
    There's also the question of whether a boxer should really be held up as a good example to people, I guess that's a whole different discussion but someone who is lauded for essentially fist fighting I have a bit of an issue with.
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    Dec 07, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
    Fury claims his comments were "taken out of context", which sounds pretty lame. Besides, if he does't want his comments to be "taken out of context", then perhaps he shouldn't be running his mouth off to the press on subjects that are clearly beyond his punch-addled intelligence.

    Given it's the Sports Personality of the Year award and his personality is shit, he shouldn't even be in the running.
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    Dec 07, 2015 10:17 PM GMT
    Here's the full transcript of the interview.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-3343005/Tyson-Fury-transcript-Listen-read-controversial-interview-world-heavyweight-boxing-champion-claims-misquoted-Oliver-Holt.html

    Pretty obvious the interviewer tried to bait him. He is known for being a devout Christian, of course his views on homosexuality won't be the most supportive. But knowing he is a Christian, why did the Mail have to dig deeper into his religious beliefs when they were supposed to be talking about his boxing career?
    He says he thinks armageddon is near. That would've been it. But that wouldn't make the interview hot and controversial enough so the slimy journalist had to turn that into the central point of the conversation.

    Can someone tell me how many times has Muslim boxer Amir Khan (or any other Muslim boxer for that matter) been asked about his views on homosexuality in an interview? Zero I would assumeicon_rolleyes.gif

    Tyson Fury is the new heavyweight champion. To get there he probably trained for several hours every day, had a strict diet plan and is now basking in his hard-earned victory. Sorry my gay brothers, but chances are he doesn't give a shit or think about you and would've forgotten all about that interview from a month ago if you weren't all over his dick right now.

    And there's no one to blame but the leftist "gay rights" movement if some people wrongly associate us with pedophiles. The left grouped gay and pedo activism under the same umbrella for years and only separated the two when the US government threatened to cut its UN funding. That's a fact, so fucking deal with it. Saying it's ok because it happened in the 70s is as cowardly as the "out of context" trick being used by Fury.
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    Dec 07, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    AaronH20P saidHere's the full transcript of the interview.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-3343005/Tyson-Fury-transcript-Listen-read-controversial-interview-world-heavyweight-boxing-champion-claims-misquoted-Oliver-Holt.html

    Pretty obvious the interviewer tried to bait him. He is known for being a devout Christian, of course his views on homosexuality won't be the most supportive. But knowing he is a Christian, why did the Mail have to dig deeper into his religious beliefs when they were supposed to be talking about his boxing career?
    He says he thinks armageddon is near. That would've been it. But that wouldn't make the interview hot and controversial enough so the slimy journalist had to turn that into the central point of the conversation.

    Can someone tell me how many times has Muslim boxer Amir Khan (or any other Muslim boxer for that matter) been asked about his views on homosexuality in an interview? Zero I would assumeicon_rolleyes.gif

    Tyson Fury is the new heavyweight champion. To get there he probably trained for several hours every day, had a strict diet plan and is now basking in his hard-earned victory. Sorry my gay brothers, but chances are he doesn't give a shit or think about you and would've forgotten all about that interview from a month ago if you weren't all over his dick right now.

    And there's no one to blame but the leftist "gay rights" movement if some people wrongly associate us with pedophiles. The left grouped gay and pedo activism under the same umbrella for years and only separated the two when the US government threatened to cut its UN funding. That's a fact, so fucking deal with it. Saying it's ok because it happened in the 70s is as cowardly as the "out of context" trick being used by Fury.


    thank you for this rational post. And I agree with 100% of you said.
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    Dec 08, 2015 4:11 PM GMT
    AaronH20P saidHere's the full transcript of the interview.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-3343005/Tyson-Fury-transcript-Listen-read-controversial-interview-world-heavyweight-boxing-champion-claims-misquoted-Oliver-Holt.html

    Pretty obvious the interviewer tried to bait him. He is known for being a devout Christian, of course his views on homosexuality won't be the most supportive. But knowing he is a Christian, why did the Mail have to dig deeper into his religious beliefs when they were supposed to be talking about his boxing career?
    He says he thinks armageddon is near. That would've been it. But that wouldn't make the interview hot and controversial enough so the slimy journalist had to turn that into the central point of the conversation.

    Can someone tell me how many times has Muslim boxer Amir Khan (or any other Muslim boxer for that matter) been asked about his views on homosexuality in an interview? Zero I would assumeicon_rolleyes.gif

    Tyson Fury is the new heavyweight champion. To get there he probably trained for several hours every day, had a strict diet plan and is now basking in his hard-earned victory. Sorry my gay brothers, but chances are he doesn't give a shit or think about you and would've forgotten all about that interview from a month ago if you weren't all over his dick right now.

    And there's no one to blame but the leftist "gay rights" movement if some people wrongly associate us with pedophiles. The left grouped gay and pedo activism under the same umbrella for years and only separated the two when the US government threatened to cut its UN funding. That's a fact, so fucking deal with it. Saying it's ok because it happened in the 70s is as cowardly as the "out of context" trick being used by Fury.


    So the gay left is a monolithic entity is, or was, it? And one that the UN threatened to cut funding off for? Who is this gay left the UN funded and where did they defend pedophiles? I'd like to see some facts to judge for myself.
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    Dec 08, 2015 7:47 PM GMT
    AaronH20P said
    Pretty obvious the interviewer tried to bait him. He is known for being a devout Christian, of course his views on homosexuality won't be the most supportive. But knowing he is a Christian, why did the Mail have to dig deeper into his religious beliefs when they were supposed to be talking about his boxing career?
    He says he thinks armageddon is near. That would've been it. But that wouldn't make the interview hot and controversial enough so the slimy journalist had to turn that into the central point of the conversation.


    How strange that, when it reveals the bigoted views of a high-profile sportsman, who conflates pedophilia with homosexuality, the Daily Wail - a reactionary shit rag which you have quoted as a supposedly authoritative news source more times than I can remember - is now guilty of "slimy journalism". Still, it's nice to see you've finally woken up to the dire quality of journalism that exemplifies the DM, even if your right-wing fuddled reasoning still can't resist blaming the existence of homophobia on liberals in general.
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    Dec 08, 2015 9:47 PM GMT
    muscleONmuscle1 said
    So the gay left is a monolithic entity is, or was, it? And one that the UN threatened to cut funding off for? Who is this gay left the UN funded and where did they defend pedophiles? I'd like to see some facts to judge for myself.


    No, it's not monolithic, but there's no denying that for a very long time some of the most prominent gay rights group walked hand in hand with pedophile organizations. Here's an interesting article. Don't take my word for it, read this and use it as a starting point to do your own research and draw your conclusion.

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    How strange that, when it reveals the bigoted views of a high-profile sportsman, who conflates pedophilia with homosexuality, the Daily Wail - a reactionary shit rag which you have quoted as a supposedly authoritative news source more times than I can remember - is now guilty of "slimy journalism". Still, it's nice to see you've finally woken up to the dire quality of journalism that exemplifies the DM, even if your right-wing fuddled reasoning still can't resist blaming the existence of homophobia on liberals in general.


    You have really bad memory then. Not to mention your poor critical skills. Try addressing the situation instead of the source for once.
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    Dec 09, 2015 12:02 AM GMT
    AaronH20P saidTry addressing the situation instead of the source for once.


    I addressed "the situation" before you did and, funnily enough, it didn't involve being an apologist for a homophobic moron.
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    Dec 09, 2015 5:44 AM GMT
    NYT: Tyson Fury is now a subject of a hate crime inquiry in England and his I.B.F. belt has been stripped.
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    Dec 09, 2015 9:44 AM GMT
    According to Pink News (not always the most relialble or objective source)

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/12/09/homophobic-boxer-tyson-fury-stripped-of-ibf-world-heavyweight-title/

    I find it odd that the BBC journalist who called him a "Dickhead" had to appologise - despite it being after the watershed - but yet Mr. Fury has not for his homophobia and misogyny "A woman's place is in the kitchen..... [and] on her back"

    He also fabricated the "1977 Gay Rights Act" which he claims legalised peadophilia....

    I suspect people like the hateful Andrea Minchiello Williams of "Christian Concern" will jump on the bandwagon claiming "persecution" yada yada yada. That's the thing with freedom of speach. I support Tyson's right to say those stupid, hateful things but he also has to realise once it's out there it's acceptable for others to say "Hang on a minute, that's terrible...you can't say that" And if he's said something which someone else has found threatening, hateful or has potentially broken then law then he has to face the consequences.
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    Dec 09, 2015 11:50 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: Tyson Fury is now a subject of a hate crime inquiry in England and his I.B.F. belt has been stripped.


    Damn, the UK seems more like a fascist dystopia than I thought. The thought police is a real thing over there.
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    Dec 09, 2015 12:59 PM GMT
    ^
    Yeah, perhaps we should be enabling more people to settle their grievances armed with an AR-15 instead.