Newly crowned heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been forced to admit on Twitter that he is not a good role model after a video has emerged in which he is filmed making remarkable sexist comments.
In the You Tube clip, which was published last Wednesday, the boxing star launched an outrageous tirade against women after being asked about their role in boxing.
“It’s up to everybody what they want to do. I’m all for it; I’m not a sexist,” the boxer began.
Hopefully I don’t win @BBCSPOTY as I’m not the best roll model in the world for the kids, give it to someone who would appreciate it, ????????????????????????
— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) December 4, 2015
“I believe if a man can to go work all his life a woman can. Who am I to say ‘don’t do that ’cause you’re a girl?’
He went on: “But 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.”
This isn’t the first time that Fury—who demolished Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on Saturday evening—has courted controversy for his comments.
The boxer has previously been criticised for homophobic comments he made in the past, when, at the beginning of November, he expressed his views on homosexuality and pedophilia [the Daily Mail as per ESPN]: “There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home,” he began.
“One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries; one of them is abortion; and the other is pedophilia.”
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It remains to be seen whether Fury’s comments will see him removed from the running for the BBC’s Sports Athlete of the Year award, a prize for which he has been nominated.
A petition has called for the fighter to be removed although, for the time being, the BBC have refused to remove the 27-year-old from the running…for the time being.