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Fury summoned by British Boxing Board over homophobic comments

Joe Williams December 10, 2015

The boxer will be asked to explain his comments to the board.

Tyson Fury has been summoned by the British Boxing Board of Control to explain his recent controversial comments, reports the BBC.

The boxer has been asked to attend a meeting in the new year, due to comments he made regarding homosexuality, women and abortion.

The BBBofC met yesterday to discuss whether or not Fury’s actions required further investigation.

Asked by the BBC to respond to critics of his views, and the fact that he has been stripped of his title, he said: “I’ve got lots to tell you. Believe in the lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”

He went on: “Jesus loves me, and he loves you too.. he loves everybody in the world. All you’ve got to do is repent of your sins.”

After quoting John 3:16, Fury continually repeats “Believe in the lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved,” as a response to several questions.

he 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.

However, Fury has been uninvited from the awards ceremony because of threatening comments he allegedly made to a sports journalist.

As well as calling those who have signed the petition “50,000 wankers”, Fury has taken to Twitter – to claim he doesn’t want the award anyway.

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.”

More: BBC, bbc sports personality of the year, Boxing, Homophobia, LGBT, Tyson Fury

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