The notoriously homophobic boxer went on a Twitter rant against the fighter David Haye, whom he referred to as ‘David Gay’… Ingenious.
Tyson Fury decided to vent his frustrations last night on Twitter by going after former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye. He did this by calling him ‘David Gay’.
Writing on the social network the former champion boxer said: “I see David gay talking shite again! He talks about boxing history but has no clue what he is talking about,proper shithouse, bellew 2 ko em.”
Haye returned to boxing professionally in January after a three-and-a-half-year absence.
The self proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury on the other hand, has flip flopped between announcing his retirement via Twitter and then immediately rescinding it.
I see David gay talking shite again! He talks about boxing history but has no clue what he is talking about,proper shithouse, bellew 2 ko em
— GYPSYKING (@Tyson_Fury) November 30, 2016
Fury caused wide-spread outrage after he made a number of offensive comments in a Mail on Sunday interview. He told the paper: “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 is paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?
“When I say paedophiles could be made legal, it sounds crazy. But if I had said to you about the first two being made legal in the 50s, I would have been looked upon as a crazy man.”
The boxer was then, some might say foolishly, nominated for the prestigious BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year award – a petition on Change.org was started to remove him from the nomination list, which attracted over 140k signatures.
Earlier this year the British Boxing Board of Control acknowledged offence may have been caused by Tyson’s comments, but ruled that he is ultimately entitled to free speech.
A statement released by the board read: “Tyson Fury has made comments in the media that have caused offence to members of our society. However, there is no suggestion that he has broken the law by exercising his right to freedom of expression.
“Having said that, the stewards of the board have made it clear to him that as world heavyweight champion, arguably the holder of the most prestigious title in sport, there are heavy responsibilities upon him to avoid making controversial, non-boxing comments.”