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Why did Tyson Fury fail the BBC for the SPOTY nomination, and why was the boxer not present at the ceremony?

TYSON FURY is nominated to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year tonight.

But Anger will not attend, and threatened Beeb with legal action for including he was on the shortlist despite his objections.

Tyson Fury - and wife Paris - attended in 2015 the week after Fury's controversial comments emerged

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Tyson Fury – and wife Paris – attended in 2015 the week after Fury’s controversial comments emerged

Why is Tyson Fury not nominated for a SPOTY by the BBC?

Fury’s feud with BBC Sports Personality of the Year The award stretches back to his nomination in 2015, the year he beat Wladimir Klitschko to become Britain’s first heavyweight world champion in six years.

A petition demanding that Fury be removed from the 2015 shortlist has garnered more than 140,000 signatures after the boxing champion made homophobic and sexist remarks during an interview. question.

He finished that year in fourth place, and attended the awards ceremony where he gave a speech. Fury also attended the 2018 edition.

Fury was nominated again last year after defeating Deontay Wilder, but made the same threat as this year to be dropped from the shortlist. He finished in sixth place after F1 star Lewis Hamilton won.

The BBC ignored his threats and, like this year, kept him on the shortlist.

Fury told Daily mail: “The BBC will never let me win even if I beat King Kong.

“I will be relaxing in the Florida sunshine while the BBC continues with their SPOTY in the winter. Even if they wanted to give me another Special Award, which they did once, I wouldn’t give them another speech.

“Anyway, I believe my four nominations are a record. But much more important to me is that the US has just awarded me their much larger ESPY (American boxing prize).”

Fury also attended in 2018 but in recent years has requested his name be removed from the shortlist

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Fury also attended in 2018 but in recent years has requested his name be removed from the shortlist

What is the BBC SPOTY 2021 shortlist?

Emma Raducanu tops the list after her heroes to US Open champion.

Euro 2020 star Raheem Sterling and Olympic diver Tom Daley of his gold medal year were also present.

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