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Tyson Fury kisses gay man in bid to prove he is not homophobic

Joe Williams December 17, 2015

The boxing champion has made a series of controversial claims regarding homosexuality.

British boxer Tyson Fury has ‘kissed’ a gay man in an attempt to prove he is not a homophobe.

Paul Cole – a gay shop manager – says he confronted the star over his comments in a pub earlier this week.

“I told him, ‘I can’t stand you’,” Cole told The Sun.

However, he says he was shocked by Fury’s reaction – which he claims has changed his opinion of the world champ.

“He [Fury] said he wasn’t homophobic and suddenly rubbed my beard and kissed me on both cheeks,” he said.

“I’ve changed my mind about him. He’s a big friendly giant who’d float my boat if he was gay.”

However, we are not sure Fury’s other critics will be so easily pleased, after angering thousands by making a series of homophobic comments recently.

The heavyweight champion has refused to apologise after 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’.

The Director-General of the BBC yesterday defended the nomination of the anti-gay boxer for the broadcaster’s Sports Personality of the Year award.

A petition to have Fury removed from the shortlist for the awards has been signed by over 150,000 people.

Olympic track and field star Greg Rutherford has threatened to pull out of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award if Tyson Fury remains in the shortlist.

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

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.

More: BBC, Boxing, Homophobia, kiss, LGBT, sport, Tyson Fury

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