Tyson Fury sponsors Morecambe FC as boxing champ releases video message on pitch

Boxing legend Tyson Fury has announced he's sponsoring his local football club Morecambe from next season.

The Gypsy King's brand will feature on the Shrimps' home and away playing shorts for the 2022/23 League One campaign. There's plans in place for the partnership to be extended down the line too.

Fury himself featured in a video to make the news public on Morecambe's social media accounts. He said: "Hi, Tyson Fury here. Big announcement. The Gypsy King has just sponsored my local club, Morecambe Football Club. Let's have a fantastic season and smash it. Come on the boys and the girls. Get 'em!"

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In a statement on the club website, Fury, who is a Manchester United fan, continued: “I love the Morecambe area and it is a pleasure to be able to support my local club."

Morecambe's head of commercial Martin Thomas added: "We have a great relationship with Tyson and are proud to wear his Gypsy King brand on the first-team shorts for the forthcoming campaign.

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"Tyson is a fantastic ambassador for the Morecambe area and it's fantastic to have him onboard. Tyson is one of the most recognisable names in the world of sport, and will bring worldwide recognition [to the] club.

"He will join a ever-growing list of commercial partners, alongside both local and national brands as well as local businesses the club have signed in recent seasons.

"We now have a huge reach across the globe, with further presence on a worldwide stage due to this partnership."

Fury was born in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester but has spent a large part of his boxing career living in Morecambe. He resides there with wife Paris and their six children.

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