Tyson Fury should not be a SPOTY nominee

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Tyson Fury is facing a fresh wave of criticism over comments made about heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill.

"I think she’s good, she’s won quite a few medals for Britain, she slaps up good as well, when she’s got a dress on she looks quite fit," said Fury.

His words have sparked a 130,000 strong petition calling for him to be excluded from the Sports Personality of the Year list.


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Fury might be the newly crowned heavyweight champion of the world, but that does not mean we should treat him like a hero.

"I believe a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back, that’s my personal belief. Making me a good cup of tea, that’s what I believe," said Fury.

Sexism should not be part of the sport of boxing - or any sport for that matter - and Fury, regardless of how good he is, should not get away with such backward views that have no place in 2015.

It’s not like it’s the first time Fury has caused a stir. Before his victory over Wladimir Klitschko, Fury gave an interview in which he demonstrated his backward views by comparing homosexuality and abortion to paedophilia.

Being Sports Personality of the Year is so much more than being a good athlete, it’s the “personality” element of it as well.

Fury does not represent a personality fit for a nomination of this prestigious prize, his views belong in a history museum. The comments made to Ennis-Hill by one of the titans of the sport are not representative of all boxing fans.

Fury should be struck off the list of nominees, his poisonous personality should be knocked out without the chance of a rematch.

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