Carl slams Beeb Ul­ster stars ‘snub’

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WORLD champ boxer Carl Framp­ton has ques­tioned if the BBC’s Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year is “anti-North­ern Ire­land” af­ter he and other stars were left off the awards short­list.

The Belfast fighter, who this year uni­fied su­per ban­tamweight world ti­tles be­fore mov­ing up a di­vi­sion to win a feath­er­weight world ti­tle, claimed he would’ve been se­lected on the 16-strong list if he was English.

Framp­ton’s re­marks came as Demo­cratic Union­ist MP Ian Pais­ley vowed to raise con­cerns of North­ern Ire­land nom­i­nees at West­min­ster.

As well as a re­gional ba­sis, Framp­ton said the se­lec­tion was also po­ten­tially “anti-box­ing”.

He asked why two-time world Su­per­bike champ Jonathan Rea from Co Antrim and Team GB’s dec­o­rated par­a­lympian Bethany Firth were also omit­ted.

In an in­ter­view with BBC Ra­dio Ul­ster’s Nolan Show, Framp­ton said: “I didn’t get picked for what­ever rea­son. I feel there are peo­ple on that list that I de­serve to be on, in front of.” IN New York, it is il­le­gal to sell a haunted house with­out telling the buyer

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