Tyson Fury storms out of interview over question about homophobic comments
Boxer Tyson Fury has stormed out of an interview after he was asked about his history of homophobic comments.
The heavyweight boxing champ attracted real-life fury in 2015 by claiming that homosexuality and paedophilia will bring about the apocalypse.
The boxer stood by his comments, claiming that sex with children was legalised by a fictional “Gay Rights Act 1977“, but later said the entire thing had been a joke.
Fury has since made a comeback to boxing – but he didn’t seem particularly keen to apologise for his past comments in an interview with ITV News.
The boxer chatted to the news outlet for just 30 seconds of a pre-arranged interview, before storming away from the journalist attempting to ask him about the issue.
ITV News reporter Nick Wallis had begun to ask him: “You’ve said things in the past that people have found abhorrent. They’ve accused you of misogyny, they’ve accused you of homophobia.”
But Fury cut in: “No comment. Don’t even go there.”
The reporter shifted tact, asking: “Do you accept you’ve got to win over a larger number of people, coming back this time, before you can be fully accepted?”
But the smirking boxer only said “No comment.”
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