British Olympic gold medal long jumper Greg Rutherford is among the contenders for the SPOTY [Sports Personality of the Year] award given by the BBC. Another nominee is world boxing champion Tyson Fury, who this week made sexist and homophobic remarks.

This led Rutherford to pull out of the event in protest of sharing the limelight with Fury because of his remarks, but he changed his mind after prodding by the BBC and his family. In the meantime, he and Fury have engaged in a Twitter battle, with Fury showing what an asshole he is.

Here is what Fury told the Daily Mail this week:

"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."
"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 pedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalized?
"When I say pedophiles 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.
'People can say, 'You are against abortions, you are against pedophilia, you are against homosexuality', but my faith and my culture is based on the Bible."

Rutherford said that he pulled out of the awards ceremony but changed his mind. "Throughout the next two days the SPOTY team asked me to stay on. Also, I realized my nomination meant so much to my family," he wrote on Twitter. "I then asked myself, do I really want to disappoint my own family just because of a bigot's views? The answer was no."

The two then exchanged these Twitter pleasantries:

Bizarrely, Fury then posted these two today:

Fury is a homophobe (despite what he says) and sexist and if he wins the SPOTY award, it will be a travesty.

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