Why drop Tyson Fury?

As I understand it the public gets the vote on this, does it not?

The BBC has been urged to drop the boxer Tyson Fury from its Sports Personality of the Year shortlist after he made a series of sexist comments about fellow contender Jessica Ennis-Hill and women in general.
Fury, already at the centre of a row over his homophobia, said heptathlete Ennis-Hill “looks quite fit when she’s got a dress on” and suggested “a woman’s best place is in the kitchen or on her back”.

As we know, the general public is entirely anti-homophobic and anti-sexist.

Therefore no need to drop him from the short list, just let the public vote confirm that. Which it will, of course, won’t it?

44 thoughts on “Why drop Tyson Fury?”

  1. Al-jabeeba caught one hell of a beating over a certain politically incorrect motoring correspondent. You don’t honestly think they’ll leave another hostage to fortune, do you?

  2. If the people are not free enough to make an incorrect decision, then they are not free at all. Anyway, who decides whether or not the decision is incorrect? Those with a vested interest in the,”right” decision?

  3. “Therefore no need to drop him from the short list, just let the public vote confirm that.”

    Or maybe the public will disregard his personal views and judge him on his sporting ability?

    After all, I still read Stephen King novels, despite the fact he’s a hoplophobic liberal whackadoodle.

  4. Bloke in Costa Rica

    So pikeys are worth fewer points in intersectional grievance bingo than homosexuals, are they? I can’t keep track.

  5. Asked about women in boxing, he said: “I think they’re very nice when they’re walking around that ring, holding them cards. I like them actually. They give me inspiration when I’m tired.”

    Lol.

    Chris Bryant, the Labour MP who is a former Anglican priest as well as being gay, told the House of Commons: “I hope he doesn’t win. [His comments] equate homosexuality with paedophilia…that is profoundly offensive and it’s the kind of language that leads to more young people committing suicide.

    Fact: more young people committed suicide after seeing Chris Bryant’s manky piss-stained pants than offed themselves because of Fury’s lulzsome pikey banter.

    And what could be a more stomach-upsetting come-on than Bryant parading in his soggy Y-fronts?

    This:

    “I gather Mr Fury has subsequently said that some of his best friends are gay. So can I suggest that we invite him to Parliament sometime in the near future because frankly I’m quite happy to go head-to-head with him.

    Ew.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Fred – “Never heard them worry about Muhammad Ali’s views on gays and race.”

    Well in fairness they did comment on his views on interracial marriages. On the other hand, the Left virtually wet itself in excitement about Stokley Carmichael’s comment that the only position for women in the Black Panthers was prone.[1]

    [1] I am not sure if Mr Carmichael was in prison too long or just poorly educated because, as I am sure people are taught at Ampleforth, the correct word is “supine”. Anything else may attract the ire of Mr Fury. Myself, I try not to judge.

  7. Well obviously not, Fred, he converted to Islam which means his views on gays, women, Jews, etc. are sanctified as being cultural.

    Note that the stabbing incident at Leytonstone is an act of terrorism. Events in Syria will be cited in mitigation of the crime. Had someone stabbed people after screaming ‘this is for Paris’ it would have been classed as a hate crime which is viewed as aggravating the offence.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    David Moore – “People should not be free enough to make an incorrect decision.”

    Well the Beeb knows what it needs to do:

    After the uprising of the 17th June
    The Secretary of the Writer’s Union
    Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
    Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government
    And could win it back only
    By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
    In that case for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?

    Unfortunately for them they have been working on this, only to import people who hate Gays even more. Jamaicans? Syrians? Afghans? Yeah, life is going to be so much better once Protestants are a minority.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    Fury …. said heptathlete Ennis-Hill “looks quite fit when she’s got a dress on”

    Presumably this is one of those hate-facts we are not supposed to notice? I know why he is not allowed to say it, but it is kind of more or less true, isn’t it?

  10. Sorry, but what’s wrong with that? She does look fit in a dress. And everyone knows it. She wouldn’t have an armful of high-value endorsements if she looked like Fatima Whitbread.

    He’s going to get my vote. a) because it’ll piss off the SJWs b) because at least he has a personality, unlike most of the dreary fuckers in sport today.

  11. The Stigler – the other nominees are:

    * Gregory’s Girl star Andy Murray, who has the charisma of a wet Aldis car park in Dundee.

    * Jessica Ennis, who is fit, in a young Myleene Klass sort of way.

    * Skinnymalinky Somalian speed freak (and runner) Mo Farah.

    * Lewis Hamilton – and no, driving a car isn’t “sport” even when you’re ignoring those stupid chevrons on the M6.

    And a bunch of people I’ve never heard of.

    Tyson Fury is the best publicity Sports Personality of the Year has had in years.

  12. The beeb are terrified of someone winning who isn’t representative… of their creed and view of society.

    I may vote in this competition for the first time.

  13. As the Stigler says, Fury’s the only one with a shred of personality.

    Fury loses victimhood top trumps because he’s white and working-class, and he’s only Irish traveller gypsy, not proper Roma gypsy.

    Unsurprisingly for a list of great sportspeople, quite a lot are privately-educated. That doesn’t usually go down well in a public vote; so Fury is in with a good chance.

  14. Well Andy Murray comes last on the SJW victim list that Steve posted unless one of the unknowns happens to be white, male and, God forbid, English. Tyson getting the pikey points puts him above a jock I believe.

  15. “and no, driving a car isn’t “sport” ”

    I’ll never forget that BBC “sporting challenge” programme, back in the seventies. When James Hunt wiped the floor on fitness with a range of leading “sportsmen”. His only difficulty was with the lifts between the parallel bars, due to a long term back injury. A lifetime smoker, serious drinker & pursuer of fine totty, he also did drugs. Hardly anything not to like, was there? A true sporting personality. Don’t make them like that anymore.

  16. Hilarious? Try the idiocy of the Tox Dadger website arguing that the Forth Road Bridge problem is a case of the bridge grieving for the end of the Scottish steel industry. Or something.

  17. I find it mildly ironic that the Victorian Railway bridge over the Fourth has an estimated viable lifespan of several centuries, while our 1960s effort at a road bridge is falling to bits at its 50th birthday. So much for progress…

  18. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Well, to be fair, the engineers that built the rail bridge didn’t have either theory or the computational ability to do a proper stress analysis, so they over-engineered it by some crazy factor. You couldn’t build it today; the steel would cost too much.

  19. Bloke in North Dorset

    BiCR, indeed.

    As the old saying goes – any fool can build a bridge that stays up, it takes an engineer to build a bridge which just stays up.

  20. BiCR

    Also, considering the failure of the Tay Bridge at about the same time it was built its no surprise it was overbuilt to heck.

  21. So Much For Subtlety

    theProle – “I find it mildly ironic that the Victorian Railway bridge over the Fourth has an estimated viable lifespan of several centuries, while our 1960s effort at a road bridge is falling to bits at its 50th birthday. So much for progress…”

    Pah! Parvenu! I have crossed a Roman bridge in Spain. Still in use.

    I wonder if any Roman aqueduct is still in use? I have just googled and it seems Rome’s Aqua Virgo is still is use although it has been “repaired” at least twice.

  22. So Much For Subtlety

    Andrew M – “Fury loses victimhood top trumps because he’s white and working-class, and he’s only Irish traveller gypsy, not proper Roma gypsy.”

    Well in fairness Irish travellers are just more than usually feckless Irishmen with poor job prospects and a lack of proper house keeping skills. It is not like they are a real ethnic group or anything.

    dearieme – “Hilarious? Try the idiocy of the Tox Dadger website arguing that the Forth Road Bridge problem is a case of the bridge grieving for the end of the Scottish steel industry. Or something.”

    Ironic given the Forth Bridge disaster was caused, at least in part, by poor Scottish steel. Or are we supposed to call it Scotch steel these days?

  23. Tay bridge was poor quality iron castings rather than steel iirc. Also Bouches calculations hadn’t allowed for the effects of powerful side winds – iirc that was found to be the primary cause of the disaster at the subsequent enquiry.

    Granted the forth rail bridge did use rather a lot of steel and rivets and is rather over engineered (although probably not by as much as one might expect – Victorian engineers weren’t that bad at design calculations), but in the long run, one bridge with a lifespan of 400 years (based on Network Rails current assessment of it being viable for another 300 years) vs 8 modern bridges at 50 years a pop? I’d guess a single bridge would be cheaper…

  24. Bloke in North Dorset

    “I wonder if any Roman aqueduct is still in use? I have just googled and it seems Rome’s Aqua Virgo is still is use although it has been “repaired” at least twice.”

    A bit like my 40 year old axe then. Its only had 3 new heads and 2 new handles and is as good as new.

  25. Bloke in North Dorset

    Back on topic, it looks like the BBC has a get out if it looks like Fury is going to win. From SPOTY Ts and Cs:

    9. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent, excessive or suspicious patterns of voting have occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.

    10. All voting will be overseen by an independent verification service.

    11. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time. In the event of any such cancellation or suspension, a technical failure or any other malfunction with the vote, the BBC reserves the right to arrange for the winner to be decided by a contingency arrangement from the votes cast by a pre-agreed contingency panel. This panel will be the same as one which devised the shortlist – see above for details.

  26. Briefly off topic, Crickhowell’s beautiful bridge was built in 1706 for £400, and is still there. Doesn’t have quite the traffic the Forth bridge does though.

    Back on topic, it’s win-win. If they allow him to stand and he wins, I will watch the programme for the first time ever just to hear the victory speech.

    If they blackball him, the “Travelling Community” can accuse them of bring racists, and we can enjoy watching the BBC getting some of its own medicine fed back to it.

  27. Bloke in North Dorset

    Yeah, their contest; their rules.
    Don’t like it, watch something else.
    Don’t like paying a licence fee to watch something else; throw your TV out.
    Think watching TV is a ‘right’; then your’e just another benefit scrounger.

  28. Don’t like paying a licence fee to watch something else; throw your TV out.

    You don’t need to throw your telly out if you stop paying the telly tax. You just need to make sure it can’t receive live broadcasts. Which is a damn sight easier since the digital switchover – just make sure the Sky/Freeview etc box can’t be plugged in by (eg) taping up the leads.

    It’s still perfectly legal to watch catch-up services.

    (Yes, I’ve looked into this since I decided to stop paying my telly tax.)

  29. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Bloke in North Dorset

    Yeah, their contest; their rules.
    Don’t like it, watch something else.
    Don’t like paying a licence fee to watch something else; throw your TV out.
    Think watching TV is a ‘right’; then your’e just another benefit scrounger.”

    Huh! Where did that come from?

    I think I’ve made it clear on here that I’ve no time for the telly tax or BBC.

    And I’ve not claimed benefits in the 44 years since I left school.

  30. “You just need to make sure it can’t receive live broadcasts. ”

    Actually, no. You just need to ensure that you don’t receive live broadcasts, that’s all. There is no requirement to disconnect anything.

    But yes, for some of us, the digital switch over did render all of that quite academic!

  31. Actually, no. You just need to ensure that you don’t receive live broadcasts, that’s all.

    True – but being able to demonstrate that you can’t will certainly help if the goons decide to make an example!

  32. “but being able to demonstrate that you can’t will certainly help if the goons decide to make an example!”

    Not sure about “an example”? In that the “goons” tend to go after those that both “do” and “admit it”. That’s basically what clogs up the magistrates’ courts. Typically – single, poor uneducated mums and the like…

    As for the rest of us, it’s all quite academic? I would no more talk to one of them at the door (never mind let them in!) than I would say a Sky, Virgin, N Power, Jehova or bog brush saleman. At the end of the day, none of them are any different. It’s a simple “no thanks, and mind the steps on your way out”. They are simply poor sods looking for their £20 commission if they can persuade you to talk to them / get a name / sign a deal / etc?

  33. “I think I’ve made it clear on here that I’ve no time for the telly tax or BBC.”

    Actually ‘you’ meant ‘one’ here, so sorry about that.

    But in fact I did wonder if it would provoke the sort of “I never watch anything on the BBC” thay suggests this blog is improbably unrepresentative to say the least. If somebody wants to watch TV then they need to buy a TV. Anybody claiming it as a ‘right’ is self evidently a scrounger. Likewise anybody wanting to watch free-to-air TV (cue statistically improbable flurry of protestations that we don’t) buys a TV licence to pay for some of those channels. Anybody whom objects to that reasoning I’d trying to get something for nothing.

  34. You can get TV boxes that ‘tune’ into web-based re-broadcasters, so you can get a load of subscription stuff without subscribing as well as all the freeview and catch ups. Good for getting Sky sports.

  35. “All Jews and gentiles are devils… Blacks are no devils… Everything black people doing wrong comes from [the white people]: Drinking, smoking, prostitution, homosexuality, stealing, gambling: It all comes from [the white people]”

    Muhammad Ali

    (BBC sports personality of the century 1999)

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