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Another addition to Michael Conlan's sense of injustice

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 23/08/2016

Such was the sense of injustice felt by Michael Conlan after his defeat in the Rio Olympics - a decision everyone but the judges felt was wrong - that he let rip with industrial language and dangerous accusations about the sport's governing body.

It was an understandable response from a man who felt cheated after giving his all in pursuit of his gold medal dream. Now the Amateur International Boxing Association is threatening to discipline him, even though it essentially sacked some judges during the Olympics and carried out an anti-corruption purge in the last decade - actions which went some way to justifying Conlan's outburst.

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