BBC presenter brands Tyson Fury a ‘d**khead’ over gays and paedophiles comments (VIDEO)
A BBC News presenter has labelled Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury a “d**khead” for his comments on gays and women.
The heavyweight champion has refused to apologise for claiming that once homosexuality, paedophilia and abortion are all made legal, the world will end.
The boxer also claims to have “evidence” that paedophilia was legalised by a fictional ‘Gay Rights Act 1977’ – but the BBC has resisted pressure to rescind his Sports Personality of the Year nomination.
BBC News presenter Clive Myrie, during a live newspaper review on the BBC News channel branded Fury with the slur after checking that it was “after the watershed”.
Asked whether the BBC’s Sporting Personality of the Year award was based on athletic ability or personality, much to the surprise of his guests and viewers he said: “It’s both.”
He went on: “It’s after the watershed. You cannot be a dickhead and win Sports Personality of The Year Award”.
A petition to have the award nomination revoked is set today to reach 100,000 signatures.
Earlier in the show, Myrie said: “Having heard him interviewed, he does seem to be confusing ‘a personality’ with a good personality.
“Do you know what I mean? He’s saying that he’s won this fight and he’s got a personality that’s bigger than life and whatever. But there’s a personality and there’s ‘a personality’.”
The BBC issued a statement to the Hufington Post today, saying: “We apologise to any viewers who were offended by the language Clive Myrie used during a discussion on the late night paper review on the News Channel.”
Watch the moment below:
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The boxer wrote: “Hopefully I don’t win @BBCSPOTY as I’m not the best roll model in the world for the kids, give it to someone who would appreciate it [prayer emojis].”
However, he also added: “I’ve got more personality than all the other competitors put together in this years @BBCSPOTY who can compete with my sporting achievement!
“The Gypsy King, & the heavyweight champion of the world, will not be silenced I’ll always speak my mind, Like it or lump it, in Jesus name.”
Despite his comments, the BBC says it will not alter the nominations.
A spokesperson said: “The Sports Personality shortlist is compiled by a panel of industry experts and is based on an individual’s sporting achievement – it is not an endorsement of an individual’s personal beliefs either by the BBC or members of the panel.”
Yesterday a challenger to Tyson Fury’s heavyweight champ title warned him to watch his mouth.