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sport news Why I've fallen out of love with Tyson Fury: SIMON JORDAN on the boxer's stupid ... trends now
sport news Why I've fallen out of love with Tyson Fury: SIMON JORDAN on the boxer's stupid ... trends now

sport news Why I've fallen out of love with Tyson Fury: SIMON JORDAN on the boxer's stupid ... trends now

I was a huge admirer of Tyson Fury as an athlete and as a charismatic personality but that has been dramatically diminished over the last 12 months.

His fight with Oleksandr Usyk has been postponed but if he’s been cut, he’s been cut. They’ve rescheduled the fight so what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that people have become a bit fed up with Fury.

Boxing expert Adam Catterall captured the audiences’ view on TalkSport the other day that people don’t appear to trust him anymore.

That had his promoter Frank Warren spitting feathers. Anyone who says anything the Fury camp don’t like is branded a hater. To them, if you don’t praise Tyson, you’ve got an agenda. Then you have to listen to drivel about how he won't give ‘the haters’ the opportunity to make money from him, ignoring the fact that media attention is in part what gets him paid.

It’s all a tad sad. His behaviour, attitude and disposition has been quite unpalatable recently and that’s made people ambivalent towards him.

He certainly doesn’t have the support he should have. He’s a British heavyweight champion of the world and someone we should be proud of but when you hear some of the stupid things he and those around him come out with, it’s difficult to feel that way.

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Tyson Fury's long-awaited world title fight with Oleksandr Usyk was postponed last week

Tyson Fury's long-awaited world title fight with Oleksandr Usyk was postponed last week

Tyson Fury sustained a nasty laceration above his right eye which has postponed the fight

Tyson Fury sustained a nasty laceration above his right eye which has postponed the fight

Fury had been keen to show that he was in top shape as he prepared for the huge clash

Fury had been keen to show that he was in top shape as he prepared for the huge clash

Mail Sport columnist Simon Jordan (pictured) believes fans are becoming fed up with Fury

Mail Sport columnist Simon Jordan (pictured) believes fans are becoming fed up with Fury

Rabid Palace fans must wake up and smell the coffee

I’m the last person to defend Steve Parish and the ownership of Crystal Palace.

I’d happily put him in the stocks and throw rotten tomatoes at him – and I have very good reason to – but I find myself almost having to defend the situation he finds himself in with a segment of the clubs’ fan base becoming increasingly vocal in their criticism of him.

The idea Parish hasn’t presided over a period of significant success for Palace by staying in the Premier League is ridiculous and something that shouldn’t be lost in the moment.

I wanted to keep them in the Premier League for as long as possible but couldn’t do it. Ron Noades was the same but for Palace to be in the top league competing with far bigger clubs, with bigger budgets and bigger stadiums and staying there, most of the time with a relative degree of comfort is something that cannot be forgotten. But it’s all about the here and now for football fans.

Teams go out of the division. Comparable clubs in size like West Brom – albeit with a greater history – and Norwich have been up and down. Two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest were out of the Premier League for 23 years. Leeds, a huge club in stature and reputation came up, did ok, got it wrong and boom, they’re back in the Championship. Another big club in Sheffield Wednesday look to be heading back to League One. They have all been unable to compete in the Premier League on a regular basis and yet we’re in there every year. That has to count for something.

But this is football now. It would appear a section of fans are rabid about the style of play and accuse the club of not moving forward and not having any expectations. I understand that because without ambition, aspiration and a feeling of optimism then what have you got? Football clubs are supposed to be all those things but the other side of the argument is: be careful what you wish for.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, left, has presided over a successful period at the club

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, left, has presided over a successful period at the club

Parish is facing growing pressure from Crystal Palace fans over a percevied lack of ambition

Parish is facing growing pressure from Crystal Palace fans over a percevied lack of ambition

Parish's decision to keep Roy Hodgson on for another year appeared an uninspiring move

Parish's decision to keep Roy Hodgson on for another year appeared an uninspiring move

I don’t deny it was uninspiring – and perhaps a mistake – to keep Roy Hodgson on for another year after he kept them up last season. I understand entirely why they went back to him to get out of some of the problems that

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