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Police to investigate Tyson Fury comments following 'hate crime' complaint

Published 08/12/2015 | 20:52

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's outspoken comments about homosexuality are being looked at by police following a complaint by a member of the public.

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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed they were investigating allegations of a hate crime having been committed following the boxer's remarks about homosexuality.

A spokeswoman for GMP said: ''At 10:30am this morning we received a report of a hate crime following comments made about homosexuality on the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

''As with all allegations of hate crime we are taking the matter extremely seriously and will be attending the victim's address to take a statement in due course.''

Fury, 27, has been controversially shortlisted for the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year.

An online petition calling for him to be removed from the shortlist, citing his views on homosexuality, has attracted more than 100,000 signatures.

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