World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury pulls up weeds in Morecambe with his dad Johnny

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury ended up weeding streets in Morecambe with his dad Johnny after coming across a community group working in the town.

By Michelle Blade
Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 2:45 pm

Tyson Fury and his dad Johnny came across the Alley Champions by chance but ended up donning orange hi-vis jackets and getting stuck in.

WBC champion Tyson filmed his dad doing the weeding and uploaded the video to Twitter, joking he would pay his father 35p for his efforts.

Tyson said in the video: "Go on dad, he's working for the local council. Alley Champions we are.

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Tyson Fury films his dad weeding in Morecambe.

"Go on dad, put your back into it, son. Come on, I'm going to pay you here, 35 pence an hour."

County Councillor Margaret Pattison who was weeding along with other councillors and members of the public, said: "We were just getting our stuff out when I heard a voice saying 'what are you doing girls'.

"We just said we were doing our bit weeding in Morecambe. Tyson and his dad thought it was a community payback scheme!

"I asked them to put the orange bibs on which they agreed and looked part of the group. Tyson started filming his dad doing some weeding.

Johnny Fury and Tyson Fury.

"He joked his dad was getting paid 35p an hour by the council!

"We had quite a good laugh and I got a picture with them.

"They stayed for about 10 minutes then went."

Alley Champions was set up to try and transform community spaces.

Johnny Fury, Tyson Fury, County Councillor Margaret Pattison and volunteer Pat Williamson.

County Councillor Margaret Pattison who set up the group said: "The council have got other things to do, so we thought we would leave the alleys for now and get on with weeding streets."