Tyson Fury Says He's Not Accepted In Britain Because He's 'A Gypsy'

The Heavyweight has previously compared homosexuality to peadophilia.

Controversial boxer Tyson Fury says he isn't accepted by the British people because "he's a Gypsy" and not because he previously compared homosexuality to peadophilia.

The Heavyweight claimed he is going to move to the US "where champions are appreciated", if he wins his next match.

Speaking at a press conference to discuss his upcoming fight with Wladimir Klitschko, Fury said: "I am not accepted in this country. I am a Gypsy and that’s it – and I will always be a Gypsy."

The 27-year-old, whose Twitter name is 'Gypsy King', also tweeted on the issue, writing that British people don't support him because he doesn't fly the British flag.

Fury has previously caused controversy, saying homosexuality was “one of the three things that will lead to the apocalypse".

The Mancunian has also faced criticism for his comments on women.

During an interview in the lead up to the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, of which he was nominated, he said: "A woman's best place is in the kitchen and on her back, that's my personal belief."

Fury fights Klitschko on 9 July, having beaten the Ukrainian in November.