Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury leads chanting protesters on a march through Morecambe claiming ‘racist’ local pubs are banning travellers… and demands the Prime Minister visit his home town to see for himself
- Tyson Fury filmed himself and travellers marching at protest in Morecambe
- Heavyweight champion demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson see for himself
- ‘You need to come to Morecambe and out the racists’, he told Prime Minister
- Fury is proud of his heritage and fights under the moniker ‘Gypsy King’
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson come to Morecambe to combat racism towards travellers.
The British boxing superstar led a march through his hometown to different pubs which he claims are ‘racist’ and ‘banning travellers’.
The 32-year-old posted a video of a protest march in Morecambe and Lancaster on Twitter on Wednesday evening along with the message, ‘It’s NOT OK to be racist to travellers’.
World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury led a march through Morecambe
The crowd were chanting ‘traveller’s lives matter’ as they marched to different pubs
Fury is proud of his heritage and fights under the nickname ‘Gypsy King’ in the ring
In the video, Fury says: ‘I call out the Prime Minister. Where are you? You need to come to Morecambe and out the racists. Boris, where are you Boris?
‘It’s not OK to be racist to travellers. It’s not acceptable.’
The video shows protestors chanting ‘TLM’ – Travellers’ Lives Matter – and wearing t-shirts and carrying banners emblazoned with the message ‘TLM for everyone’.
In an earlier clip, the boxer, who has traveller heritage and is nicknamed ‘the Gypsy King’ says: ‘Here I am, here in Lancaster.
‘There is a protest going on, Travellers’ Lives Matter. There shouldn’t be racism towards travellers in 2020.’
Fury appeared to be at the front of the crowd of people, leading them to different pubs
Fury called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get involved and combat ‘racist’ treatment
Wearing a WBC cap, Fury appeared to be the ringleader of the group and lead them to different locations.
Many of the protesters held signs, wore specially made t-shirts for the protest and also had face coverings, although there did not appear to be any social distancing.
Some of the crowd had their masks pulled down or placed beneath their noses.
It seems the group borrowed their slogan directly from Black Lives Matter (BLM), the movement that has gathered incredible global momentum since the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota.
Fury is seen regularly in his local community of Morcambe and maintains a similar lifestyle to the one he has always had, despite earning millions in his undefeated boxing career.