Athlete Greg Rutherford has denied he skeleton to repel from a BBC’s Sports Personality of a Year eventuality in Belfast though has criticised warrior Tyson Fury’s “outdated” views.
Fury, a associate endowment nominee, has voiced argumentative views on women, homosexuality and abortion.
Rutherford had reportedly threatened to lift out of a event on 20 December.
“I can endorse that reports that we am withdrawing from a rite are not true,” pronounced a prolonged jumper, 29.
A petition job for universe heavyweight champion Fury’s dismissal from a shortlist of 12 has upheld 120,000 signatories.
Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth bullion medallist Rutherford pronounced a BBC had been “hugely supportive” in listening to his views.
“I have been in discussions with a BBC per my impasse with SPOTY [Sports Personality of a Year] after conference what we trust to be really old-fashioned and derogative comments from a associate nominee,” he said.
Rutherford pronounced multitude had “fought for generations” to give everybody a right to leisure of debate though Fury’s comments “undermine a struggles we have been through”.
He added: “As such, we wanted to pronounce with a BBC about pity a theatre with somebody that had views that are so strongly opposite my own.”
Heavyweight Fury, 27, won a WBA, IBF and WBO titles on 28 Nov from Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, who had been universe champion for 11 years.
It led to a Sports Personality row similar to supplement a Manchester warrior – and Great Britain’s Davis Cup leader Andy Murray – to an extended shortlist of 12, shortly before it was announced on 30 November.
Fury, who has given relinquished a IBF belt with a rematch opposite Klitschko on a cards, has sought to explain comments that a woman’s “best place is on her back”, as good as observant associate endowment hopeful Jessica Ennis-Hill – a Olympic heptathlon champion – “slaps adult well”.
Scott Cuthbertson, who began a petition job for Fury’s removal, said: “He has regularly done degrading, scornful and homophobic and sexist remarks.”