Fury launches ringside tirade
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