By Charlie Loran • 02 December 2020 • 20:27
TYSON Fury has demanded the BBC remove him from their 2020 Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.
Having been named among the six nominees, Fury, the heavyweight boxing champion, was placed on the shortlist alongside cricketer Stuart Broad, jockey Hollie Doyle, Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Fury, however, who won the WBC heavyweight title by stopping Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in February, has asked to be removed from the shortlist via Twitter in an unprecedented move.
‘Hi, this is Tyson Fury – the Gypsy King,’ he said in the video.
‘This is a message for the BBC and their SPOTY award. ‘Please take me off your list as I’m the people’s champion and have no need for verification or any award.
‘I know who I am and what I’ve done in sports. ‘The love of the people is worth more to me than all the awards in the world. ‘So to all of my supporters – please don’t vote on this. Take me off the list.
‘All my love, Tyson Fury.’
Voting will be open to the public during the Sports Personality programme on Sunday 20 December.
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