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Tyson Fury is calling for the BBC to remove him from the 2020 Sports Personality nominee


Tyson Fury is demanding that he be removed from the BBC's shortlist for "Sports Personality of the Year" for being "the People's Champion" and "no review" – and urges fans NOT to vote for him

  • Tyson Fury was named a contender for BBC Sports Personality of the Year
  • The heavyweight world champion joined Lewis Hamilton on the list
  • But the Gypsy King asked the BBC to remove him from the list in a video
  • Anger said he didn't need awards and begged supporters not to vote for him

Tyson Fury has asked the BBC to remove him from the list of nominees for the "Sports Personality of the Year 2020" award.

In a video on his Instagram account, the heavyweight world champion said: & # 39; This is news for BBC Sport and their SPOTY award. Please take me off your list as I am the People's Master and don't need any review or awards.

“I know who I am and what I've done in sports. I love people, which means more to me than all the awards in the world. For anyone who supports me, don't vote. & # 39;

Tyson Fury has asked the BBC to remove him from the list of candidates for this year's SPOTY

In a video on social media, the Gypsy King pleaded with followers not to vote for him in order to win

In a video on social media, the Gypsy King pleaded with followers not to vote for him in order to win

The heavyweight world champion was named the sixth and final contender for the BBC's annual sports award on Tuesday following his epic win over Deontay Wilder in February.

Fury joined favorite Lewis Hamilton on the list as well as Jordan Henderson, Lewis Hamilton, Stuart Broad, Ronnie O & # 39; Sullivan and Hollie Doyle.

But the Gypsy King, also nominated in 2015, insists he has no interest in winning the award and asked the BBC to remove him from their list of competitors in a video on Wednesday afternoon.

This year's awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 20th December in Salford, Manchester.

Sportsmail has asked the BBC for comment.

Lewis Hamilton is the bookies favorite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Lewis Hamilton is the bookies favorite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Ben Stokes won last year's award, which was chosen by a public vote during the show that night

Ben Stokes won last year's award, which was chosen by a public vote during the show that night

After his 2015 nomination was announced, after his memorable triumph over Wladimir Klitschko, around 140,000 people signed a petition claiming that his views on homosexuality with pedophilia were intended to disqualify him.

Comments he made prior to the Klitschko fight in which he denounced abortion and homosexuality were heavily criticized after he said legalizing them would provoke a biblical reckoning.

Fury finally finished fourth five years ago and said at the ceremony, “I've said a lot in the past and none of it is intended to hurt anyone.

"I apologize to everyone who was hurt by this."

Fury was nominated back in 2015 (pictured at the ceremony with wife Paris)

Fury was nominated back in 2015 (pictured at the ceremony with wife Paris)

The 32-year-old is also due to be investigated by UK Anti-Doping on amazing allegations made by a Lancashire farmer that he was offered £ 25,000 by a member of the Fury team to lie about how Fury failed his drug test in 2015.

Fury's next fight in 2021 has yet to be confirmed, a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder has yet to be confirmed.

A two-fight financial deal was signed with Anthony Joshua earlier this year, but is subject to AJ defeating Kubrat Pulev in his first fight of the year on December 12th.

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