As athletes, we are role models. Tyson Fury has no excuse | John Amaechi

I know what it’s like to be pumped with achievement. In those moments, responsibility to the people who hang on your words must come first

If the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award is about athletic achievement alone, the new world heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, has a right to be nominated and to be judged against the other athletes. Fury has caused a furore over the last few days because of his sexist and homophobic comments, and over 130,000 people have called for the BBC to strike him off the shortlist.

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