Sheffield boxer Billy Joe Saunders filmed saying ‘sieg heil’ and how he will ‘f*** up’ German opponent

Sheffield-based boxing champion Billy Joe Saunders is embroiled in a fresh row after he was filmed saying Nazi chant ‘sieg heil’ and how he will “f*** up” a German opponent.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 1st March 2019, 9:32 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 9:33 am
Billy Joe Saunders is embroiled in a fresh row.
Billy Joe Saunders is embroiled in a fresh row.

The Sun has reported that the 29-year-old filmed himself saying the slogan when discussing his upcoming fight against German-based Shefat Isufi.

When a fan asked him on Instagram who he was fighting next, he said: “We’re going to f*** s*** up. Some German. Ze German.”

Billy Joe Saunders is embroiled in a fresh row.

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The man in the video says: “Ah, sieg heil” to which Saunders instantly replied with the same phrase.

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In the clip, which was posted on his Instagram story, he could be heard discussing having sex and “wrapping up”, a reference to wearing a condom.

Writing “some good advice taken”, he said: “100 per cent. Wrap up. I’ll wrap up 100 per cent. I won’t let no woman entrap me.

“Thank you for the advice, I’ll wrap up – I’ll be careful.”

Saunders takes on Isufi - who was born in Serbia but now fights out of Germany - on April 13 at Wembley Arena.

It comes just months after footage emerged of the fighter taunting a suspected drug addict in Nottinghamshire.

In the footage, Saunders offered £150 worth of crack to the vulnerable woman to perform a sex act.

He was subsequently charged with misconduct by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBOC) after the clip was circulated online and fined £100,000.

He was also filmed appearing to mock a “prostitute” in the street last year in an industrial estate in Sheffield, where Saunders trains at the Ingle gym.

In the clip, which was posted on the boxer’s Instagram account, a car pulls up alongside the woman and Saunders can be heard saying: “You’re selling your body on the street…what are you doing that for?”

The woman, who is wearing a denim skirt and heels, responds: “F*** off, I ain’t a pro [prostitute], I’m looking for someone.”

He later apologised over the ‘drugs for sex’ clip and said: "Apologise to everybody who's took offence - totally in the wrong, can't do anything but be sorry," Saunders tweeted.

In 2017, he was blasted as "homophobic" after posting a photo of man sporting hoop ear-rings and long hair on Twitter and telling followers that it was not "right for kids to see."

The WBO middleweight champ shared a photo of Meadowhall shop worker Jonny Marsh with his 92,000 followers on Twitter with the caption: "Walking through Meadowhall Sheffield and see this - confused" along with a puzzled face emoji.

And he was also embroiled in a row involving fellow boxer Tyan Booth after the pair were filmed discussing using prostitutes in Sheffield with Saunders describing them as “brasses.”