Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury is being overwhelmed by calls to be banned from the sport after an incendiary video interview in which he goes on a sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic tirade. In the video, he states his well-known beliefs that homosexuality will lead to bestiality and states that Jewish people are impervious to criticism since they, according to Fury, own the media.
These are but a few of the quotes that emerged from the nearly hour-long interview.
“The world has gone mad. There is no morals, there is no loyalty, there is no nothing. Everyone just do what you can, listen to the government, follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations … Be brainwashed by them all.”
“We live in ancient times where we don’t like women to be whores, opening legs to every Tom, Dick and Harry. We don’t s**g men. We don’t s**g kids. So, if that’s draconian then yeah, I suppose I like being a draconian [sic]. They should call me Dracula Fury shouldn’t they.“
“I think it’ll be perfectly normal in the next 10 years to have sexual relationships with your animals at home, you know your pets your cats and dogs and all that. So that will be legal.”
Rather than even give a canned apology response ahead of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, he doubles down on the absurdity.
Thanks to this rant, the Campaign Against Antisemitism is calling for Fury to be barred from boxing. According to The Guardian, CAA spokesman Jonathan Sacerdoti is leading the charge.
“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.”
Fury is no stranger to outrage. He’s likened homosexuality to paedophelia and bestiality before, and he’ll probably keep on doing it until his mouth — and not another man’s fists or father time — take him out of the sport.
(via The Guardian)