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BT apologise after Michael Conlan shown fighting under British flag for Homecoming

Conlan defeated Dos Santos on points

MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
TYRONE McCULLAGH v JOE HAM during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
TYRONE McCULLAGH v JOE HAM during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
JACK CATTERALL v TYRONE McKENNA during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Homecoming at the SSE Arena.
Michael Conlan (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
MICHAEL CONLAN v ADEILSON DOS SANTOS during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
TYRONE McCULLAGH v JOE HAM during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
TYRONE McCULLAGH with James McClean during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
JOHNNY COYLE v LEWIS BENSON during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
JOHNNY COYLE v LEWIS BENSON during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
JOHNNY COYLE v LEWIS BENSON during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
JOHNNY COYLE v LEWIS BENSON during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Carl Frampton poses for pictures with fans during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Carl Frampton poses for pictures with fans during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Carl Frampton poses for pictures with fans during the The Homecoming bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 30th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

By Gareth Cross

BT have apologised after showing Belfast boxer Michael Conlan fighting under the British flag for his SSE Arena bout with Adeilson Dos Santos.

A number of boxing fans took to Twitter last night to share their outrage.

The rundown for the fight showed Conlan, who won bronze for Ireland at the London 2012 Olympics as fighting out of Britain.

 

He also won Gold representing Northern Ireland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Conlan, who's father is from Dublin, entered the ring to the song 'Grace' about the wife of one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Following the incident a BT spokesperson acknowledged the error.

“Due to an error, the incorrect flag was briefly shown alongside Michael Conlan on screen last night. We apologise for the mistake,” the spokesperson said.

A number of boxing fans took to Twitter to express their frustration at BT Sport's 'Boxnation' show over the mixup.

The Belfast boxer's homecoming fight ended with a points victory over his Brazilian opponent after eight rounds.

Afterwards, Conlan described his performance as a six out of 10 and said he will take a lot of learning from a fight that was closer than it perhaps should have been.

He has maintained his unbeaten record and has now gone 8-0.

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