Originally Posted by risteard7
bullsh1t my way out of what? everything i said is true. The man is british what part of that do you not understand?? the FACTS are
He was born in britain
Holds a british passport
British and commonwealth champion
Grew up in a loyalist area
If you want to support frampton thats fine but dont go on as if hes an irish fighter fighting under the tri-colour. if hes in a world title fight will they carry an irish flag to the ring NO.
Im leaving it at that
He was born in Belfast which is outside Britain, although is within the United Kingdom (under the Northern Ireland part of 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
People born in Northern Ireland are entitled to either Irish citizenship, British citizenship, or dual citizenship of Irish and British, so lets not work under the false pretence than everyone born in the North is British.
Holds a British passport ?, have you seen him state this ?, I mean sure he probably does, but I think the fact he hasn't come out and announced his Britishness is an indication Carl would like to remain apolitical.
grey up in a loyalist area ?- so did Wayne McCullough, anyone got a problem with Wayne because of this ?
Protestant religion- same as Wayne McCullough, anyone got a problem with Wayne because of this ?
Carl is not the British champion, that's Scott Quigg. Carl holds the Commonwealth title, and Northern Ireland is part of the Commonwealth, which was finely illustrated at the last Commonwealth games as Northern Irish boxers topped the medal table.
Amateur boxing in Ireland is like rugby and run on an all-Ireland basis. There is the same mentality in terms of supporting Ireland, and this carries on with these fighters as they turn pro. Frampton considers himself an Irish fighter, he's proud to represent the island of Ireland, just like Andrew Trimble or Stephen Ferris or any rugby player from the north. Of course to some people you can't be Irish if you won't go waving the tri-colour all over the place, shout your desire for a United Ireland, dismiss any link to Britain you may have, route for the opponent of the English football team, support Celtic, and declare the queen as the anti-christ.
Being Irish and British are not mutually exclusive, some of you may not like that, deal with it......Carl certainly can.