Northern Ireland’s former world champ and family have been targeted after he wore Gaelic Athletic Association top
CARL FRAMPTON’S family have revealed a terrifying death threat sent to them on Facebook by what appears to be the UVF.
The Belfast-born former boxing world champion’s wife Christine shared the terrifying direct message online.
According to Belfast Live, it read: “You and your kids and Carl are getting murdered by the UVF, so f***ing watch.”
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Frampton retweeted the message in an attempt to try and find the culprit behind it.
The threat has now been deleted – but not after the shocked family received huge support from the boxer’s worried followers.
Christine, who has two kids with her partner, said: “Lovely message I got on Facebook.
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“How do I find out who this person is because the profile seems to have disappeared?”
Earlier this month boxer Frampton, based in Antrim in Northern Ireland, was subjected to abuse from Twitter trolls after wearing a Gaelic Athletic Association jersey.
The GAA is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation and promotes traditional Irish sports such as hurling and Gaelic football.
A user shared the image of him sporting the top along with a caption that read: “Never again will I support RealCFrampton and I urge all Loyalists to do the same he now belongs to the other side.”
To which Frampton responded, “Hey boy, anymore talk like that and you’ll get this around the coupon”, alongside a picture of his personalised The Jackal hurl.
The 30-year-old has been hailed in the past for bringing communities in Northern Ireland together, regardless of their faith and beliefs.