Saturday 14 May 2016 10:53 am

Calls for Tyson Fury to be banned from boxing following anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic comments


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Tyson Fury is facing calls for him to be barred from boxing after sparking further outrage with anti-semitic, homophobic and sexist comments.

The world heavyweight champion, who has previously courted controversy with his views, claimed on video that "Zionist, Jewish people…own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations".

In an hour-long interview Fury, who fights a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko on 9 July, also launched a foul-mouthed rant on homosexuals, bestiality and paedophilia.

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He responded to criticism of his comments by Tweeting: "I see all the Zionist media outlets are on my back, because I speak the truth! U [sic] will all see the truth soon enuf [sic], they killed my lord jesus."

The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) lambasted his remarks and are calling on him to be banned from the sport and have made a complaint to the British Boxing Board of Control.

"There should be no place for anti-Semitism in sport," said CAA spokesman Jonathan Sacerdoti.

"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."

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