Professional boxer Tyson Fury, the new world heavyweight champion, has drawn some criticism for incredibly homophobic and sexist remarks he made recently. Of course, he claims he isn't sexist or homophobic, he just has beliefs that are anti-equality for women and gays.


Here's what he said. You can judge for yourself (though, I think this one is pretty easy):

"I'm not sexist. 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."

Then there's this gem: "There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home [meaning before Satan rules the world]. One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other is paedophilia."

The comments have lead to a push to remove Fury from consideration for the BBC's sports personality of the year award. A petition has over 88,000 signatures at the time of publication, though the BBC has so far said it will not remove him from consideration.

It's sad that a man like this would be held up by the BBC as a hero. World champion or not, he is no hero.

Don't forget to share: