Exclusive: Tyson Fury to be fourth official for Spurs v Liverpool

Reckon he can keep Conte and Klopp in line... just about


World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been chosen as the fourth official when Spurs host Liverpool on Sunday.

The Premier League has taken this radical step as two of the league’s most combustible characters, Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp, square up in the technical area at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

A league spokesperson told Paddy Power News: “We felt it necessary to put some added muscle down on the touchline in case things get a little feisty.

“Tyson has been working with the PGMOL ( Professional Game Match Officials Limited) all week to make sure he’s up to date with the current rules, although we’ve yet to find a refs kit that will actually fit him.”

Fury himself was thrilled at getting the chance to be the guvnor of the touchline as he explained to us that:

“I was sceptical at first but the Premier League bods sold it to me. If those two dossers think they can take liberties when I’m around then they’ll have another think coming.


“I don’t like grasses, so if they expect me to go telling tales to ref Andy Madley they’ll be disappointed. Any problems will get sorted out in the tunnel after the game.

“I’ve already turned the lights out on some of the hardest blokes in the world, so controlling these two will be a piece of cake.

“It’ll be even easier than going 12 rounds with AJ.”

Fury, who will be turning Derek Chisora’s lights out at the very same venue next month, then gave us an insight into some of the training he’s undertaken this week.

Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder February 22. 2020

“I started doing a bit of sparring with Mike Riley to get me in shape, but I managed to knock him out by sneezing on him. Luckily Howard Webb is in town and he’s around Super Middleweight, so he gave me a much tougher workout.

“I’ve also been paying special attention to how to be a complete pr**k pitch side. If Conte or Klopp step one millimetre outside of their technical areas, I’ve been given permission to cuff them.”

Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, is confident his man can come through unscathed.

“Tyson will have to watch out for Klopp’s jab” he told Paddy Power News, “And that Conte looks like a sneaky little git to me. The sort of guy who’ll flick your ear when your back’s turned.

“It should be a comfortable afternoon for Tyson, I can’t see either man going the distance, especially after a European week.”

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