Confusion reigns over a post calling on Tyson Fury’s millions of social media followers to “pray for Israel”. The boxing champ angrily shares with fans that he didn’t do it despite showing up on his Instagram story.
WBC heavyweight king Fury seemed unexpectedly caught in the conflict between Israel and Palestine when an icon appeared on his Instagram page urging his large following of more than 4.1 million to hold Israel in their prayers.
This sparked uproar and allegations of hypocrisy against the British giant, who had previously called for the “liberation of Palestine” via social media and messages on his training equipment.
“Last night I went to Instagram and found a political post on my story,” Fury said after the post was removed, even inviting suggestions made by senior chief Bob Arum, who is and one of an Orthodox Jewish background The main organizers of Fury’s Megafight starring Anthony Joshua, which is slated to take place this year, could have swayed the post.
I’ve always been a @Tyson_Fury supporter, but Wallahi, after his disgusting post in support of Israel, I hope @anthonyjoshua will throw his head off!
– Abdullah Afzal (@dullah Afzal) May 12, 2021
“Whoever is in my story: Get out, you little star. I’m not involved in political conflicts or anything like that.
“As we all know, I am a man of the people. I represent all people from around the world – every country, not just one.
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Tyson Fury’s media team is ranked top and Bob Arum is a Jew. They released it without Tyson Fury’s consent. When Tyson saw it, he immediately deleted it. pic.twitter.com/VD2Yt6o5rO
– (A (@yaseenA_) May 12, 2021
“I’m not picking just one country. We all know that this is not a proper contribution from the Gypsy King.
“God bless you all, peace and God bless all people who are currently in conflict.”
It’s unclear whether Fury suggested that his account was hacked. As a devout Christian who often quotes excerpts from the Bible, the controversial figure’s claim of not being interested in engaging in such matters could be interpreted as a contrast to his earlier outspoken beliefs about the situation in the region.
“God’s people wouldn’t do that,” he once wrote, adding the hashtags “stop the rockets”, “children are dying”, “Jesus is Lord” and “stop killing innocent people”.
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