Tyson Fury has called for harsher punishments to criminals who are found guilty of stabbing someone.
But the boxing legend doesn’t just want knife carriers to be locked away, instead he’s urging the UK government to impose castration as a form of punishment.
The ‘Gypsy King’ recently lost his cousin Rico Burton after he was stabbed to death following an alleged disagreement in a pub.
Following the sad passing of his family member, Fury made a passionate plea via social media for knife crime to stop.
Now the heavyweight world champ has doubled down while opening up about the death of Rico in an emotional radio interview.
“I just had a cousin murdered last week with knife crime. The most cowardly s**thouse thing anyone can do to somebody,” Fury told talkSPORT.
“The government, the United Kingdom, we’re supposed to be one of the safest countries in the world.
“We can’t go down the street with a watch on or anything or we’ll get stabbed.”
Fury is also calling upon the UK government to be firmer when clamping down on knife crime, claiming that leaders “need to make it tougher on these cowards who carry knives and weapons”.
“It costs the government too much money to house them in a prison,” he added.
“It costs them £60-70,000 a year to put these scumbags in jail. Castrate the little b*stards.
“What little cowardly scumbag needs to carry a knife with them in our country?”
Credit: AlamyRico Burton’s tragic passing comes during a time where knife crime is ripping through Britain at a scary pace.
According to statista, the number of knife-related offences recorded by London police jumped to approximately 11,122 in 2021/22 compared to 10,150 in the previous 12 months.
2020/21 had the fewest number of knife offences in a year since 2015/16 when there was 9,752 recorded.
“Knife crime is destroying lives and devastating families,” Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said following the death of Rico Burton and others.
“This is yet another horrific killing on Britain’s streets. It is becoming a national crisis and we need urgent action before more lives are lost.”