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Fury provokes fresh anger after hour-long homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic rant

By Rachael Burnett

Published 14/05/2016

Tyson Fury larks around with his wife Paris
Tyson Fury larks around with his wife Paris

Boxer Tyson Fury has sparked further outrage after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments in an hour-long video rant. Fury has previously been accused of sexism and homophobia, including controversial remarks about Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill.

In his latest outburst, he claimed "Zionist, Jewish people ... own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations".

He made personal attacks against Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the run-up to their rematch fight in July.

Fury also voiced his extreme views on bestiality, paedophilia and women during the 57-minute clip.

The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) is calling for the heavyweight champion to be barred from the sport after his latest "offensive and racist" remarks.

Spokesman Jonathan Sacerdoti said: "There should be no place for anti-Semitism in sport.

"He should be barred from boxing and referred to the British Boxing Board of Control.

"This is not his first offence, he specialises in outrageous offensive and racist slurs.

"Behaviour like this should prompt his sponsors to withdraw their backing.

"Britain does not tolerate or support racism. These specific anti-Semitic slurs are centuries old, and his use of them today in 2016 shows ignorance and malice."

The group has made a complaint to the British Boxing Board of Control.

The footage, which was posted on YouTube by SportsViewLondon, has been viewed more than 10,000 times.

Last year during an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Fury sparked outrage when he equated homosexuality and abortion to paedophilia.

He said then: "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?

"When I say paedophiles can be made legal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn't it? But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made legal would have been looked on as a crazy man again."

Following his shock victory against Klitschko in Germany last year, Fury was nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year but following his controversial comments there were calls for him to be removed from the shortlist.

A small but vocal group of protesters picketed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in Belfast over the shortlisting of Fury, who finished fourth in the overall vote.

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