The outspoken Liverpool boxer has won a lot of support for his comments today after a soccer coach was reported to allegedly have abused young footballers in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s.
Bellew often has a say on news and current affairs and has built up a loyal following for his to the point, no nonsense views.
That tend to care little for being politically correct.
Today a horrific story in the sports world broke when the following was reported:
"For us, he was like a God. He was going to make me a professional footballer."
Barry Bennell was "a child molester on an industrial scale" who abused young footballers in the 1980s and 1990s. His victims cheered in court when he was found guilty of 50 counts of child sex abuse. pic.twitter.com/yNSly2aH2y
— ITV Granada Reports (@GranadaReports) February 15, 2018
The Liverpool heavyweight responded with:
Stone him! https://t.co/MeI7kvNGqx
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) February 15, 2018
A large amount of the boxing community agree with him and already Bellew’s tweet inside a couple of hours has earned thousands of ‘Likes’ on Twitter.
Here is some of what the boxing community had to say:
Publicly stone him
— OlyEvans (@OlyEvans) February 15, 2018
Put him in the ring with everyone he abused and then you step in to finish what’s left.
— Danny Lennon (@Dan_lennon81) February 15, 2018
Yeah and let the victims throw them 😡
— Gary Bryant (@GaryGazza1972) February 15, 2018
Stone him? Butcher him alive big man!
— KieranScott (@_KieranScott_) February 15, 2018
— laGenerale77 (@GKelly11) February 15, 2018
Or better still his punishment should be to spend 12 rounds in a ring with the bomber!
— Mark (@Sparky_2266) February 15, 2018
Agree 100% with you 🥊
— graham lock (@lockyboy) February 15, 2018
Bellew is currently training for his rematch with David Haye that will take place on May 5th at London’s 02 Arena.
The Liverpool native won the first fight by stoppage which went down as one of the biggest upsets in boxing of 2017.