Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wife of Boxer Filmed in Tirade at Arena Worker

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wife of Boxer Filmed in Tirade at Arena Worker

Article excerpt

BOXER Tony Bellew's wife has been caught on camera abusing a Manchester Arena worker in a shocking rant.

Bellew, 35, was knocked out in the eighth round of his retirement fight by world champion Oleksandr Usky on Saturday night.

His wife Rachael Roberts was filmed shouting at a member of the Manchester Arena bar staff after the fight.

A spokesman for Bellews has since said that Ms Roberts was 'provoked' and that she is 'in no way homophobic'.

While in a lift with Ms Roberts, the worker asked if the fight was over and, learning it was, said: "Thank god for that".

Ms Roberts took offence and, referring to her three sons, is filmed screaming: "They are ******* crying right now you ******* queer - dirty ******* fag."

The worker, who asked not to be named, said: "Her actions were completely out of order for the wife of a celebrity boxer. …

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