• Fury stands by controversial views on women


    LONDON: New world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has repeated views on women that have seen him accused of sexism and declared that he is “a good role model” for children. Fury, a nominee for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, was criticized after claiming a woman’s place was “in the kitchen and on her back” and for saying that Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill “slaps up good.” He has also likened homosexuality to pedophilia, prompting an anti-discrimination campaigner to set up a petition calling for Fury to be removed from the BBC shortlist, which to date has attracted over 50,000 signatures. Fury stunned Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf last weekend to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight belts. The BBC has defended its decision to shortlist him for its flagship award, saying it is “not an endorsement of an individual’s personal beliefs.”



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