Jeremy Clarkson attacks man who made police complaint about Tyson Fury
Jeremy Clarkson has written a column naming and shaming a man who made a police complaint about boxer Tyson Fury.
World Heavyweight champion Fury 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.
The former Top Gear host, who left the show after being involved in an altercation on set and punching a producer in the face, made the comments in his Sunday Times column.
As well as saying he thought police no longer dealt with burglaries because they are “far too busy interviewing people who’d said something that someone else thought was horrid”, he gave details of a former police officer who made a complaint about Fury.
Clarkson wrote: “As a result, many people vowed to not buy Mr Fury’s calendar this Christmas. Others went further and tried asking the BBC to make sure he was not shortlisted for a gong at the annual Sports Personality of the Year bash.
“That’s an absurd idea because all Fury has done is tell the world that he’s a bit dim. And if the BBC were forced to shortlist only those with a reasonably high IQ the Sports Personality of the Year could be a held in a shed.”
As well as given the age, name and location of the man who made a complaint about Fury, Clarkson also said he “looks a bit like a potato.”
He also called on police to arrest him for “wasting police time”, if no action were to be taken over the complaint. NB Tyson Fury was cleared of the hate crime allegations on Thursday, three days before Clarkson’s column went to print.
Of the complaint, Clarkson continued: “One person, however, decided that trying to get a dim man banned from appearing in the same room as lots of other dim men and women was nowhere near harsh enough. He reckoned that Mr Fury needed bringing down a peg or two so he reported him to the police who confirmed last week that the boxing and Jesus enthusiast will now be questioned.
“Yup. A chap whose job is to beat other men to a pulp is going to be questioned by officers because officially one man — one — was upset by something he’d said. Whatever happened to sticks and stones?”
Presumably missing the point about damage done by hate speech, Clarkson went on: “Let’s be frank. He wasn’t urging gangs of young men to grab a selection of shovels and pickaxe handles and maraud around Soho looking for Julian Clary.
“He wasn’t suggesting that homosexuals should be castrated or put into a camp of some sort. He was simply saying that as a Christian he found the notion of legalised gay sex repellent.”
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].”
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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.”
Last week a challenger to Tyson Fury’s heavyweight champ title warned him to watch his mouth.
BBC News presenter Clive Myrie, during a live newspaper review on the BBC News channel branded Fury a “dickhead” after checking that it was “after the watershed”.