THE BBC are refusing to take away Tyson Fury from their nominees for the 2020 Sports activities Character Of The 12 months.
The Gypsy King is on a listing of six individuals up for the award following his stunning KO victory over Deontay Wilder in February.
Tyson Fury has begged followers to not vote for him for SPOTY 2020Credit score: Instagram @gypsyking101
It noticed him topped WBC heavyweight champion of the world in addition to handing Wilder his first ever defeat.
However the BBC have refused the Gypsy King’s request.
A BBC Spokesperson stated: “The shortlist is set by an impartial skilled panel who select contenders primarily based on their sporting achievement in a given 12 months.
“On this foundation Tyson Fury will stay on the checklist for SPOTY 2020.
“As at all times the winner might be determined by the general public voting in the course of the stay present and it’s after all as much as Tyson if he chooses to take part within the present.”
Fury is on the list alongside the likes of Lewis Hamilton – who just lately gained his document seventh Method One title.
However regardless of his unimaginable story, Fury has demanded the BBC take away him as he has ‘no want for verification or awards’.
Tyson Fury despatched Deontay Wilder crashing to his first ever defeat in FebruaryCredit score: Reuters
Within the video message on social media, standing in entrance of his WBC belt, Fury stated: “Hello, that is Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King.
“It is a message for the BBC on their SPOTY award: Please take me off your checklist.
“I’m the individuals’s champion and haven’t any want for verification or any awards.
“I do know who I’m and what I’ve completed in sport.
“The love of the individuals is price extra to me than all of the awards on the earth.
“So to all of my supporters: Please do not vote on this.
“Take me off the checklist.
“All my love, Tyson Fury, the Gyspy King.”
Cricketer Stuart Broad, footballer Jordan Henderson, snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan and jockey Hollie Doyle are the opposite sports activities stars within the working.