Ben Stokes reacts to Tyson Fury’s twitter antics

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The world of sport seems to be revolving around Tyson Fury these days.

The Heavyweight Champion first announced his retirement on Twitter, before retracting his decision just three hours later.

Now, England cricketer Ben Stokes has added his opinion on the situation.


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Fury has once again been surrounded by controversy this week, firstly announcing his retirement with a foul-mouthed tweet and the line: “Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part it”, before seemingly changing his mind just three hours later, saying: “Soon as I get better I’ll be defending what’s mine”.

The story seemingly spread around the world of sport in just a few hours, with England cricketer Ben Stokes, who is currently in Bangladesh on tour, wading in, again via twitter.

The all-rounder tweeted: “Fury is an embarrassment to professional sport."

Stokes himself is no stranger to controversy, having been a member of the England squad during the 2013/14 Ashes, the last series before Kevin Pietersen was sacked by his country.

The 25-year-old missed the World Twenty20 in 2014 after punching a locker following his dismissal in a match against the West Indies, while he has also had a number of run-ins with Windies batsman Marlon Samuels.

You can see the two tweets Stokes sent yesterday below.

It seems unlikely that Stokes will be the only one with that opinion of Fury given the amount of controversial moments he has been involved in over the years. 

Fury is still to face a UK Anti-Doping charge, while there have also been rumours that he tested positive for cocaine before pulling out of a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last month.

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