Tyson Fury’s homophobic views have outraged many.
In light of Tyson Fury’s homophobic comments, a petition has been launched to have the boxer replaced by Nigel Owens as one of the nominations on the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of The Year.
The petition was launched by Scott Cuthbertson, who was angered by comments made by Fury in an interview with Oliver Holt in the Daily Mail. Fury told Holt,
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?
Although Fury has denied making the comments, he has drawn criticism from many quarters, with the Mail even running with the headline, ‘Is Tyson Fury fit to fight Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title?’.
As a result, Cuthbertson has launched the online petition and with the view of replacing Fury with Owens in time for the BBC Sports Personality of The Year on December 20.
The petition can be found here.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena