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Sinn Féin man's son Sean Murray challenges Jamie Bryson to boxing match

Loyalist campaigner Jamie Bryson (left) and film maker Sean Murray
Connla Young

The filmmaker son of a senior Sinn Féin figure has challenged prominent loyalist Jamie Bryson to a charity boxing bout.

Sean Murray last night pledged to donate his winnings to the GAA if he comes out on top.

A well known filmmaker, Mr Murray's work, Unquiet Graves, examined the activities of the notorious loyalist Glenanne Gang, which included members of the RUC, UDR and UVF.

His father is veteran west Belfast republican Sean 'Spike' Murray.

Mr Murray issued the Twitter challenge to Mr Bryson after a heated exchange after comments were posted by Mr Bryson about the GAA in east Belfast, which he described as "toxic".

Mr Murray then threw down the dramatic challenge.

He wrote: "Charity boxing match? Money goes to the GAA if I win and the money goes to whatever circus you see fit?

"You can’t knock that Jamie."

Mr Bryson took up the offer responding: "I’m up for that.

"Neutral venue.

"Put a proposal together and email me it."

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