EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Fury’s brother Shane shouts ‘you Jewish piece of s***’ at Deontay Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel during the weigh-in ahead of the pair’s heavyweight title fight on Saturday
- Shane Fury, Tyson’s brother, was filmed shouting anti-Semitic abuse last week
- It is believed he shouted ‘You Jewish piece of s***’ at Deontay Wilder’s manager
- The Fury brothers were filmed shouting abuse in the direction of Shelly Finkel, 77
- The incident occurred at the weigh-in before Saturday night’s fight in Las Vegas
- Tyson has been criticised for anti-Semitism before and was forced to apologise
- In 2016, he posted an hour-long video which contained anti-Semitic comments
Boxing champion Tyson Fury’s brother Shane has been condemned for launching vile anti-Semitic abuse at the weigh-in before his title fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
Shane, 30, who was a prominent member of his brother’s ringside team at 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 Shane Fury was addressing Wilder’s 77-year-old manager Shelly Finkel by shouting ‘You Jewish piece of s***’ at him moments before the Fury team were hustled from the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Fury, the so-called Gypsy King, 33, has himself been criticised for anti-Semitism in the past and was forced to apologise.
Leading anti-Semitism campaigner Jonathan Sacerdoti condemned the remark as ‘shameful’ and called on YouTube to remove the clip.
‘Trash talk may well 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 s***” is clearly totally unacceptable. Trash talking is a part of the theatre of a fight like this, and is usually aimed at generating pay-per-view sales to maximise financial gain. Using racial and religious slurs to bring in money is reprehensible.
‘Tyson Fury has a record of anti-Jewish abuse, having previously shared video of himself online accusing Jewish people of controlling banks, media and TV.
Tyson Fury’s brother Shane (pictured) was filmed shouting anti-Semitic abuse in Las Vegas
It is believed he shouted ‘You Jewish piece of s***’ at Deontay Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel
As tempers flared at the weigh-in, footage shows the brothers hurling a series of vile insults
Tyson Fury (left) can be seen shouting abuse in the direction of Finkel (second from right) as tensions flared in Las Vegas
Shane was front and centre at his brother’s victory celebrations at the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic pool party on Sunday
‘That his brother appears in a video now also using an anti-Jewish, racist slur is deeply shameful. It’s wrong, and they should not only apologise but also change their ways.
‘Apologies are hollow without genuine change, and those who set an example of racist behaviour should also try hard to reform themselves and set an example of learning and changing.
‘YouTube should remove videos with unashamed Jew hatred like this. Abusing Jews isn’t 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 was first broadcast on Friday, and although there is a warning about ‘very explicit language’, no attempt has been made to bleep out Shane Fury’s words.
The 11-round fight on Saturday night, which saw 6ft 9in Tyson Fury defend his world heavyweight title, was hailed as one the greatest in heavyweight history, and his brother embraced him moments after the knockout which finished it.
Tyson stirred outrage in 2016 for posting an hour-long YouTube video which contained homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments.
Shane (right) was a prominent member of his brother’s (left) ringside team at the Vegas fight
In the clip, he claimed ‘Zionist, Jewish people … own all the banks, all the papers, all the TV stations’.
The comments led to widespread calls for him to be banned from boxing and the Campaign Against Antisemitism demanded Fury be forced out for his ‘offensive and racist remarks’ and made a complaint to the British Boxing Board of Control.
Fury subsequently apologised for his comments and said: ‘I am in no way a racist or bigot.’
He has also been accused of sexism and homophobia in the past and was criticised after his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, when remarks on homosexuality, women, and paedophilia prompted more than 100,000 people to sign an online petition calling for him to be removed from the BBC’s 2015 Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.
The 11-round fight on Saturday night saw 6ft 9in Tyson Fury defend his world heavyweight title