Fury’s brother Shane yells ‘you jewish piece of shit’ to Wilder’s manager
EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Fury’s brother Shane yelled ‘you Jewish piece of shit’ at Deontay Wilder manager Shelly Finkel during the weigh-in ahead of the couple’s heavyweight title fight on Saturday
- Shane Fury, Tyson’s brother, was filmed last week screaming anti-Semitic abuse
- It is believed he yelled ‘You jewish piece of shit’ at Deontay Wilder’s manager
- The Fury brothers were filmed yelling swear words at Shelly Finkel, 77
- The incident took place during the weigh-in for Saturday night’s fight in Las Vegas
- Tyson has previously been criticized for anti-Semitism and had to apologize
- In 2016, he posted a one-hour video of anti-Semitic comments
Boxing champion Tyson Fury’s brother Shane has been convicted of launching vile anti-Semitic abuse during the weigh-in for his title fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
Shane, 30, who was a prominent member of his brother’s ringside squad during the fight, was captured in footage on YouTube shouting the slur at a member of Wilder’s camp in the moments following the typically chaotic weigh-in.
It is believed that Shane Fury Wilders addressed 77-year-old manager Shelly Finkel by yelling “You Jewish piece of shit” at him just before the Fury team was chased off the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Fury, the so-called Gypsy King, 33, has himself been criticized in the past for anti-Semitism and had to apologize.
Leading anti-Semitism activist Jonathan Sacerdoti condemned the comment as “shameful” and called on YouTube to remove the clip.
“Trashtalk may be a traditional part of promoting a big fight, but the line must be drawn at racial or religious abuse,” he said.
Calling someone a ‘Jewish piece of shit’ is clearly totally unacceptable. Trash talk is part of the theater of a fight like this, and usually focuses on generating pay-per-view sales to maximize financial gain. The use of racist and religious statements to bring in money is objectionable.
Tyson Fury has a history of anti-Jewish abuse, having previously shared a video of himself online accusing Jewish people of controlling banks, media and TV.
Tyson Fury’s brother Shane (pictured) was filmed screaming anti-Semitic abuse in Las Vegas
It is believed he yelled “You Jewish piece of shit” at Deontay Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel.
As tempers flared at the weigh-in, footage shows the brothers dish out a series of despicable insults
Tyson Fury (left) can be seen yelling swear words at Finkel (second from right) as tensions flared in Las Vegas
Shane took center stage at his brother’s victory celebrations at the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic pool party on Sunday
“That his brother now also uses an anti-Jewish, racist slur in a video is deeply embarrassing. It is wrong, and they should not only apologize, but also change their ways.
Apologies are hollow without real change, and those who set an example of racist behavior should also do their best to reform themselves and set an example of learning and change.
YouTube should remove videos of such blatant Jew-hatred. Abusing Jews is not something the tech giants should host on their platforms.”
The clip, on iFL TV’s YouTube channel, has been viewed more than 160,000 times since it first aired on Friday, and while there is a warning of “very explicit language,” no attempt has been made to bleach Shane Fury’s words. .
Sports post have contacted Fury’s camp for comment.
Saturday night’s 11 round bout, which saw 6ft 9in Tyson Fury defend his world heavyweight title, was hailed as one of the greatest in heavyweight history, with his brother hugging him moments after the knockout that ended it.
Tyson sparked outrage in 2016 for posting a one-hour YouTube video of homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments.
Shane (right) was a prominent member of his brother’s (left) ringside team during the fight in Vegas
In the clip, he claimed that “Zionist, Jewish people … own all the banks, all the newspapers, all the TV stations.”
The comments sparked widespread calls for him to be banned from boxing and the anti-Semitism campaign demanded that Fury be forced to leave for his “offensive and racist remarks” and filed a complaint with the British Boxing Board of Control.
Fury then apologized for his comments, saying, “I’m not racist or bigot in any way.”
He has also been accused of sexism and homophobia in the past, and has been criticized after his 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko, when comments about homosexuality, women and paedophilia prompted more than 100,000 people to sign an online petition calling for his removal from the BBC’s 2015 Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.
In Saturday night’s 11-round bout, 6ft 9in Tyson Fury defended his world heavyweight title