Carl slams Beeb Ulster stars ‘snub’
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