“She raised a good man,” Conor McGregor facing political heat garners fan support after invoking his mother into the discourse
The "Notorious" Conor McGregor draws in much fan support after reestablishing inspiration to speak out from his mother, on the Dublin rioting.
Conor McGregor gets fan support for invoking mother as inspiration (Source: Twitter)
UFC fighter Conor McGregor is reportedly under investigation for tweeting about the Dublin riots last week. This saw five people stabbed, including three children. The riots exploded exponentially with rumors that the attacker outside a Dublin school was a foreign national. McGregor did not condone the rioters, but he did take aim at the leadership of Ireland and its immigration policies, saying that “change” was needed.
Now, the Irishman is under investigation to see if his commentary has incited any violence. McGregor had tweeted in response to a video of Ireland’s Garda chief Drew Harris condemning the violence as “disgraceful” and driven by a “hooligan faction driven by far-rightist ideology”. Amidst the unrest and political upheaval, Conor McGregor has sought to respect his roots. Taking to X, in a new tweet since then, the fighter wrote:
My mother raised me to stand by what is right, to call out what is wrong.
McGregor accused the government of “scapegoating” him for last week’s riots in Dublin, amid reports of police interference. He also recently slammed the Irish Prime Minister for responding to Hamas releasing kidnapped children. Many fans of the sport have been outraged by this, while in support of him. A prime reaction on Twitter read
she raised a good man.
Some fans are also in a frenzy as the situation casts a shadow on McGregor’s return. The “Notorious” is to make his in-ring comeback next year, at UFC 300.
Fans react to Conor McGregor’s inclusion of his mom as motivation during political upheaval
Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor’s assertion that Irish authorities are scapegoating him has got tongues wagging. The development has led to serious riots and unrest. Mcgregor has tweeted of Ireland being at war.
This followed after a man stabbed three children and a carer outside a school in Parnell Square in central Dublin, seriously wounding one of the children and the carer. Now the UFC fighter is being investigated for his harsh words.
McGregor said he did not condone violence in response to a tweet from Paul Golding, the leader of the far-right group Britain First. In a separate tweet, he also invoked his mother Margaret McGregor as his inspiration for speaking out. This has garnered many positive fan sentiments.
According to a Times report, McGregor’s posts are undergoing examination as part of a Garda investigation into hate speech online. Notwithstanding this, many fans have already called for the fighter to hold an administrative tenure in the government.
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