Tyson Fury apologizes for offensive comments

Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko

Recently, heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury caught quite a bit of criticism for some offensive remarks he made towards transgender people, in which he called them “freaks of nature.” In addition, Fury accused Jewish people of running a global brainwashing scheme.

Fury, who has made controversial claims in the past, has since apologized for the comments in a statement released by his team, in which they state:

“Mr Fury would like to apologise to anyone who may have taken offence to these comments.”

“He has many friends of a wide range of backgrounds and races and wishes no ill to anyone of any race, religion or sexual orientation.”

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/16/tyson-fury-hey-jews-and-transgenders-sorry-if-you-were-offended/#ixzz48w7im7bu

The statement, which was released to TMZ, also included quotes from Fury:

“I apologise to anyone who may have taken offence at any of my comments. I said some things, which may have hurt some people, which as a Christian man is not something I would ever want to do.”

“Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am in no way a racist or bigot and I hope the public accept this apology.”