Tyson Fury takes legal steps to be removed from Sports Personality shortlist

The boxer says he asked ‘politely’ but is now taking further action.

Tyson Fury has revealed he has asked his lawyers to help remove him from the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist.

The world heavyweight champion said he asked "politely" when he posted an Instagram message earlier this month.

But he has now taken further steps to be removed from the list of contenders and instructed his lawyers to send a letter to the BBC.

He told Good Morning Britain: "I have asked nicely in a video to be taken off the list and they decided that they were not going to take me off the list.

"So I have had my lawyers send them a letter demanding that I am taken off the list and let's hope they listen and take me off the list."

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