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Michael Conlan Fans Furious With BT Sports Nationality F*ck Up

By Megan Cassidy

July 1, 2018 at 8:46am

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People just can't seem to get it.

While nationality mix ups are extremely common, it always just seems to go one way. If there's a talented Irish actor/sportsperson/whatever, just stick a British flag on there and no one will know the difference.

NO.

The latest offence comes courtesy of BT Sports, who last night presented Michael Conlan alongside a British flag for his homecoming against Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos.

While some will argue that the Belfast boxer is technically a British citizen, he fights for Ireland and identifies as Irish - and the fans were having none of it.

It was a happy ending for Conlan however, who won the eight-round super-featherweight contest 79-73.

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