Tyson Fury admitted he has been subjected to racism as a member of the travellers community in an open chat with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan.
The WBC world heavyweight champion was asked his opinion on the recent events taking place in America following the death of civilian George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
Violent protests have taken place across the States in response to Floyd's death, as people around the world offer support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fury said Floyd's death was "unacceptable" but warned that battling racism was a year round challenge as he described his own experiences.
"I'm a white male and I suffer racism in 2020 because I'm a traveller, I come from an ethnic background," he said on GMB.
"Even today you go into pubs, bars, restaurants and it says 'we reserve the right to not let travellers in, no travellers allowed, gypsies or travellers.
"So it's not just black people who suffer racism. I think travellers are at the most acceptable form of racism in Britain and around the world.
"It's still acceptable to be racist towards travellers. Nothing ever gets done about it, no one ever says anything, it's just accepted - it is what it is."
Fury explained how he and wife Paris were even turned away from one restaurant in Britain in 2016 when he was world heavyweight champion, because of his background.
"It's terrible because you can't judge everybody with the same brush," he added.
"To have such things go on in my life with what I've been through and to see that on doors, to even be refused as a person, not as an ethnic group or whatever, as a person I've been refused entry even when I was world heavyweight champion.
"I know what it feels like to be racist towards. Unacceptable behaviour at anytime of the year and from anybody.
"And it's not just whites, blacks, browns. Anyone can be a racist person, any colour, any background, it doesn't matter. You can see it and it needs to change."
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