Fury launches ring­side tirade

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LON­DON — tyson Fury has branded the 60,000 peo­ple who have signed a pe­ti­tion call­ing for him to be re­moved from the BBC sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year award short­list as ‘w******’.

Fury was con­tro­ver­sially nom­i­nated for the award, and an on­line pe­ti­tion was set up by LGBT cam­paigner scott cuth­bert­son de­mand­ing that he is re­moved from the list over his out­spo­ken com­ments about ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity.

Fury, who stunned Wladimir Kl­itschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts last week­end, also told his crit­ics to “suck my b****” dur­ing his ring­side tirade on satur­day night.

He also took a thinly-veiled swipe at For­mula One world cham­pion Lewis hamil­ton and Davis cup win­ner andy Mur­ray.

In a Youtube video for IFL TV, Fury said: “They can say what they like about me.they can’t knock my achieve­ments, I beat the man that no­body could beat.

“Un­til some­one can go in and beat him again, then they can suck my b****. “I am tyson Fury, Gypsy King.” Fury was ring­side in car­shal­ton to watch his cousin hughie ex­tend his un­beaten record.

and he added: “I can hon­estly say I’m not re­ally in­ter­ested in win­ning BBC sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year.

“I know for a mil­lion per­cent I’ve got more per­son­al­ity in the end of my lit­tle fin­ger than the whole of the nom­i­na­tion group put to­gether. And ev­ery­body knows. Ev­ery­body in the coun­try knows that.

“I’ve got more per­son­al­ity in my lit­tle toe than they’ve all got put to­gether so if it comes to per­son­al­ity there’s only one win­ner. If it comes to sport­ing achieve­ments there’s only one win­ner.

“What per­son­al­ity does it take to drive a car around a track 100 times or hit a ball back and forth. that’s not very per­son­al­ity is it?”

And when ques­tioned about the pe­ti­tion de­mand­ing his re­moval from the nom­i­na­tions, Fury added: “50,000 w******. That’s what I say about them. If any­body else wants to add to them they can add to their num­bers can’t they.

“Give it to some­one else. Give it to who­ever has got the best per­son­al­ity of all of us!

“Peo­ple should look up to me. Young kids. I am a good role model. I’ll show them how men should re­ally be. And kids can take note from that. I am a good role model. Lots of kids look up to me.

“This week has taught me that when you’re at the top of the world ev­ery­body wants to bring you down. But they’re never go­ing to do it.”

The 27-year-old also re­it­er­ated his views on women af­ter ear­lier say­ing that Olympic cham­pion Jes­sica en­nis-hill “slaps up good” and “looks good in a dress”, adding “a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back”.

he said in the lat­est in­ter­view: “I’m a lit­tle bit back­ward. I didn’t re­ally go to school. Which part of a woman looks good in a dress is sex­ist?

“Or was it about the cook­ing and clean­ing? I stand up for my be­liefs. My wife’s there (stand­ing along­side Fury). Her job is cook­ing and clean­ing and look­ing af­ter th­ese kids. that’s it.

“She does get to make some de­ci­sions. What she’s go­ing to cook me for tea in a bit when I get home. that’s the de­ci­sions what she gets to make. That’s my be­liefs, just like I be­lieve in Lord Je­sus christ as my lord and saviour and if any­one wants to dis­pute that let them do it.

“My be­lief is that my wife should be at home look­ing af­ter my kids and cook­ing and clean­ing. she’s a very priv­i­leged woman to have a hus­band like me. Not ev­ery­one’s in her po­si­tion but the ones who are very lucky. that’s my opin­ion.”

Mean­while, Fury’s un­cle and trainer Peter Fury said his nephew was happy to apol­o­gise for com­par­ing ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity to pae­dophilia.

Fury aired his views in an in­ter­view with the Mail on Sun­day’s Oliver holt be­fore he beat long-reign­ing cham­pion Wladimir Kl­itschko in Dus­sel­dorf last week­end.

he has since courted fur­ther con­tro­versy with his vi­o­lent threats against holt.

“I’ve spo­ken to Tyson at great length about re­li­gion,’ Peter Fury said on BBC Ra­dio 5 Live’s Sportsweek, where Holt was also a guest. “ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is two con­sent­ing peo­ple. Pae­dophilia isn’t so there’s a vast dif­fer­ence.

“One is an evil act and the other is be­tween two con­sent­ing peo­ple. It would be a dan­ger­ous mes­sage if that’s how it came across.

“tyson is happy to give a pub­lic apol­ogy and ex­plain in de­tail ex­actly what he means. That’s not a prob­lem at all. It was taken out of con­text.”

In his in­ter­view with holt, in which he also la­belled Klis­chko “a devil-wor­ship­per”, the boxer said: “there are only three things that need to be ac­com­plished be­fore the devil comes home: one of them is ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity be­ing le­gal in coun­tries, one of them is abor­tion and the other one’s pae­dophilia.

“Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be le­galised?

“When I say pae­dophiles can be made le­gal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn’t it? But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made le­gal would have been looked on as a crazy man again.”

Fury has con­tin­u­ally claimed that he was mis­quoted by Holt be­fore is­su­ing his threats.

He was filmed with his en­tourage, point­ing to a mem­ber he re­ferred to as ‘big shane’, who Fury said will break Holt’s jaw.

“See Big Shane there? He’s 6ft 6in and 25 stone. He’s gona break his (Holt’s) jaw com­pletely with one straight right hand. I won’t do it as I’ll get in trou­ble but the big fella there will an­ni­hi­late him,” Fury said.

“Oliver, take a good look at him be­cause that’s the face you’re go­ing to see be­fore you hit the deck.”

Sports­mail re­sponded this week by pub­lish­ing holt’s au­dio record­ing of the Fury in­ter­view along with the en­tire tran­script of their meet­ing.

Peter Fury in­sisted the threats of vi­o­lence to Holt were a joke but re­peated that the com­ments about ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity in the in­ter­view need to be clar­i­fied.

“he was with a bunch of his peo­ple hav­ing a laugh,” he added. “You need to know Tyson per­son­ally to get a grip of him. threat to Oliver holt? It’s ridicu­lous, come on.

“He’s laugh­ing in the back­ground. Shane is his brother. the heavy­weight cham­pion of the world is go­ing to threaten Olivier holt? come on.

“some things he says I don’t agree with. I’ve told him to cut out the swear­ing. he’s got his own per­son­al­ity and noth­ing’s go­ing to change that.

“he’s not as brash as he used to be. If the mes­sages came across wrong and he of­fended peo­ple, he needs to put it right and say what he truly means.” — dai­ly­mail.co.uk Manch­ester — For­mer arse­nal and Manch­ester City mid­fielder Pa­trick Vieira is be­ing groomed as a fu­ture city man­ager, the club’s foot­ball ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer Brian Mar­wood said on Mon­day.

Vieira, 39, took up his first man­age­rial ap­point­ment in novem­ber, sign­ing a three­year con­tract in the United states with sis­ter club New York City.

Be­fore that he had been work­ing with Manch­ester City’s de­vel­op­ment squad in his two years since re­tir­ing as a player in 2011.

“It was im­por­tant that we could find the next de­vel­op­ment stage for Pa­trick and it was still part of the group,” Mar­wood told Sky Sports News.

“that op­por­tu­nity came about in new York. We are re­ally ex­cited, he is re­ally ex­cited by it and I think it is ex­actly the next step he needs.

“Hope­fully, at some point, he’ll come back and man­age Manch­ester city, that’s the am­bi­tion for him and that’s the am­bi­tion for us. But he has to go through this learn­ing curve.”

Vieira won the 1998 World Cup with France as well as four serie a ti­tles and three in the Premier League.

he re­turned to eng­land from Italy in 2010 and played for City for a sea­son and a half.

“We al­ways felt from day one that he could make a ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion to the club,” Mar­wood said.

cur­rent city man­ager Manuel Pel­le­grini has a con­tract un­til the end of next sea­son and there has been reg­u­lar spec­u­la­tion in the me­dia that Pep Guardi­ola could re­place him at some stage if he de­cides to leave Bay­ern Mu­nich. — reuters

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