BBC News presenter appears to call Tyson Fury a ‘dickhead’ live on air – watch

Clive Myrie made the comment during a discussion about the Sports Personality of the Year award

A BBC News presenter has appeared to call boxing champion Tyson Fury a “dickhead’ live on air.

More than 120,000 people have signed a petition calling for the BBC to remove Manchester-born Fury from its Sports Personality of the Year award shortlist because of his controversial comments about women and homosexuality.

The heavyweight champion, a devout Christian, has claimed that a “woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back”, and recently appeared to liken homosexuality and abortion to paedophilia, saying: “There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the Devil comes home. One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other is paedophilia.”

During a BBC News discussion about Fury’s place on the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, guest Miranda Green raised the question of whether the award is judged purely on sporting achievement, or on a combination of sporting achievement and suitability as a role model.

“It’s both,” presenter Clive Myrie replied. “It’s after the watershed… You cannot be a dickhead and win Sports Personality of The Year Award.” Watch a clip below.