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Carl Frampton and family receive cruel death threat via Facebook message

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The UVF are clearly not fans of Carl Frampton.

In a shocking episode for the former boxing world champion, the Jackal's wife Christine received a death threat via Facebook from what seemed to be a member of the UVF.

The message read: "YOU AND YOUR KIDS AND CARL ARE GETTING MURDERED BY THE UVF SO F****** WATCH!"

The threat has since been deleted off Facebook, and both Carl and Christine have shared the message via social media in order to find out who was responsible.

Christine tweeted: "Lovely message I got on Facebook. How do I find out who this person is because the profile seems to have disappeared?”

Despite being a figure of unity in Northern Island, the Jackal has received a plethora of abusive tweets from trolls on social media from wearing a GAA sweater.

The GAA stands for Gaelic Athletic Association, which helps to promote Gaelic sports across the world, and has been associated with Irish Catholics since its inception. But it is clearly unpopular with some Twitter trolls and maybe the UVF, which are Irish Protestants and Ulster Loyalists.

One example of abuse involved one Twitter user saying: "Never again will I support @RealCFrampton and I urge all Loyalists to do the same he now belongs to the other side."

Frampton's comeback was this: "Hey boy, any more talk like that and you'll get this around the coupon", next to a picture of his The Jackal hurl.

From the troubled city of Belfast, the 30-year-old was inspired by his manager Barry McGuigan to be a unifying force in his country. He believed that fights in Belfast were key as they were the most important to him despite coming from the Republic.

McGuigan commented on his apprentice back in 2012 for the Daily Mail, stating: "We want to bring happiness to people in Belfast and he's just continuing what I did. He has a lot of fans in the south. We don't want anyone to feel threatened and we won't have any anthems.

"He appeals to people on both sides of the community and they celebrate his success on the Falls Road as much as they do in the Shankill. He's going to be a star on both sides of the border."

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