Tyson Fury is a very skilled boxer. Tyson Fury also has a very large mouth and what comes out of it is rarely pleasant.
The reigning heavyweight champion sat down with SportsViewLondon for a Q&A ahead of his July rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. Things went off the rails relatively quickly, as things are wont to do around the English giant, as he seemed determined to one-up last year's anti-gay screed that immediately torpedoed his post-Klitschko hype.
The video technically cropped up nine days ago, but considering the thing is almost an hour long, it's not surprising that it's taken this long for people to realize exactly what's in it.
One of his tamer comments accused Klitschko of being bisexual, an area in which I share Oberyn Martell's views, but don't be fooled into thinking this was just about Wlad. He also had comments about women...
"Women are even taking overnight bags out with them, so they are going out just to get laid. … They are taking their overnight bags because they know they are going to pull somebody and get at it that night. Filth, pure filth."
"I think it’ll be perfectly normal in the next ten years to have sexual relationships with your animals at home you know your pets your cats and dogs and all that so that will be legal.
"You are already allowed to marry your animals and stuff."
"It’s like you’re a freak of nature if you’re normal, you’re the odd one out nobody else. What’s normal? I’ll just get myself changed into a woman that’s normal isn’t it today call myself Tysina or something like that, put a wig on...
""I don’t think it’s normal. I think they’re freaks of nature."
"Maybe they might start making it legal so that four or five men can grab a granny and rape her in public in front of kids and all that. Or grab an old man and rape him."
And finally, the coup-de-grace: good old-fashioned antisemitism.
"Everyone just do what you can, listen to the Government, follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist, Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers all the TV stations. Be brainwashed by them all. You’re all going to heaven - oh, sorry, there isn’t a heaven in a modern day world. So just crack on.
Fury, taking a page from the Manny Pacquiao School of Damage Control, recently doubled down on Twitter.
I see all the Zionist media outlets are on my back, because I speak the truth!— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) May 13, 2016
u will all see the truth soon enuf, they killed my lord jesus
But don't worry, guys, he doesn't hate all Jews. Just the evil ones controlling the media.
I can confirm there is no hatred from me agents the jewish people— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) May 13, 2016
just the Zionist media, don't forget gypsys & jews were onced 1 people.
Look, I get it; he's 6'9" and his heart has to work extra hard to get enough oxygen to his brain. At least he could try to be charming or roguish when spouting this crap.