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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: Fury Spoty inclusion about sport, not 'personal views'

Tyson Fury became world heavyweight champion last month. Credit: PA

Tyson Fury's inclusion on the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist is a recognition of his sporting achievement and "not about endorsing his personal views", the BBC has said.

Fury has sparked controversy with comments about women and homosexuality, prompting calls for him to be removed from the shortlist.

But on Wednesday, a BBC spokesman said: "Tyson Fury's victory and subsequent crowning as world heavyweight champion was widely covered by media outlets and his inclusion on the shortlist is similarly recognition of his sporting achievement - it is not about endorsing his personal views.

"It will be for the public to decide who will be crowned Sports Personality of the Year 2015."

Fury, 27, stunned Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts last month, although has since been stripped of the IBF title.

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