Journalists’ snub to Fury

Tyson Fury has courted controversy recently
Tyson Fury has courted controversy recently
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The Sports Journalists’ Association has withdrawn its invitation to Tyson Fury to attend the British Sports Awards in London next week.

The SJA’s move comes amid mounting calls for Fury to be removed from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist due to his controversial views about women and homosexuality.

The SJA said in a statement: “The officers of the SJA took the decision reluctantly, since the British Sports Awards seek to recognise the year’s great sporting achievements, which include Fury’s heavyweight world title win.

“But the decision was made as a consequence of threats made by Fury against at least one sports journalist, an SJA member, who has written about the boxer’s repugnant comments on homosexuality and women.”