Speaking at the end of the count for the Fermanagh-South Tyrone constituency UUP leader Tom Elliott referred to the Irish tricolour as "the flag of a foreign nations" and described Sinn Fein as 'scum'.
He rounded on republicans who were celebrating a major gain in the Fermanagh/South Tyrone constituency.
Sinn Fein later attacked his remarks as being out of step with the co-operation between republicans and unionists at Stormont.
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