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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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SJA withdraw Fury award invitation following threats

The Sports Journalists' Association have withdrawn Tyson Fury's invitation to the British Sports Awards due to threats he made to one of the organisation's members.

Mail on Sunday writer Ollie Holt carried out an interview with the boxer, in which Fury says he was misquoted.

The paper then released the full transcript of the interview, including Fury's controversial views on homosexuality.

Tyson Fury has some controversial views. Credit: PA

Fury later filmed himself saying: "See "big Shane" there. He's 6ft 6in and 25 stone. He's going break his [Holt's] jaw completely with one straight right hand. I won't do it as I'll get in trouble but the big fella there will annihilate him.

"Oliver, take a good look at him because that's the face you're going to see before you hit the deck.

"[Turning camera to another member of his team] And that's the face you're going to see when he's jumping on your head."

A spokesman for the SJA said: “We are aware of threats made by Tyson Fury against one of our members, and therefore feel that it would be incompatible with the nature of our event, or the interests of our members, our other guests and our sponsors, for us to continue to extend a welcome to Tyson Fury to our awards next week.”

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