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No police action over Tyson Fury homosexual comments

Tyson Fury will face no criminal action from Greater Manchester Police following hate crime allegations.

Police looked into comments made by heavyweight champion Fury about homosexuality following a complaint by a member of the public.

However, officers have decided "no criminal offence has taken place" and the complaint will be recorded as a "hate incident".

Earlier this week Fury told ITV News he was unconcerned about being investigated by police over comments appearing to compare homosexuals to paedophiles, claiming his views are the same as the Pope's.

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BBC confirm Tyson Fury remains on SPOTY shortlist

Tyson Fury will not be removed from the shortlist for BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award despite appearing in an online video in which he says Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill "slaps up good".

Fury will not be removed from the shortlist. Credit: PA

The new world heavyweight champion is shown in footage on YouTube giving his views on women and says: "A woman's best place is in the kitchen and on her back, that's my personal belief".

Fury also gave his opinion on women in boxing, in which he spoke about the ring girls who "give me inspiration, when I'm tired and I see them wiggling around with their round two, round eight (cards)".

An online petition had already collected more than 40,000 signatures demanding he is removed from the BBC shortlist before the latest YouTube video had been widely seen, but the network does not intend to alter the initial selections.

A BBC Spokesperson told ITV News:

The Sports Personality shortlist is compiled by a panel of industry experts and is based on an individual’s sporting achievement – it is not an endorsement of an individual’s personal beliefs either by the BBC or members of the panel.

– BBC Spokesperson

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