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Conor McGregor 'investigated by Irish police' over social media post

Daniel Marland

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Conor McGregor 'investigated by Irish police' over social media post

A series of tweets by UFC star Conor McGregor are reportedly the subject of an investigation by Irish police.

McGregor took to Twitter to address Thursday's riots in Dublin, sparked by three children and a creche worker being wounded in a knife attack.

The unrest came after 'hateful assumptions' were made about the attacker's identity and profile online.

Unproven reports that the man who attacked the children claimed he was born in Algeria.

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McGregor stressed he didn't condone the riots but took aim at Ireland's leadership and called for change in a series of tweets.

He said: "I do understand frustrations, however, and I do understand a move must be made to ensure the change we need is ushered in. And fast!

"I am in the process of arranging. Believe me, I am way more tactical and I have backing. There will be change in Ireland, mark my words. The change needed."

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Earlier in the week, McGregor also voiced his opinion after the sentencing of Jozef Puska.

McGregor's tweets are being investigated. (Image Credit: Getty)
McGregor's tweets are being investigated. (Image Credit: Getty)

The 33-year-old Slovak international was jailed for life over the murder of 23-year-old Irish woman Ashling Murphy.

McGregor sent the message: "Ireland, we are at war."

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Per the Telegraph, Irish police are now looking into the 35-year-old's tweets as part of an inquiry into online discrimination and hate speech.

'The Notorious' has over 10 million followers on Twitter and 47 million on Instagram, making him one of the world's most influential athletes.

McGregor is active on social media. (Image Credit: Getty)
McGregor is active on social media. (Image Credit: Getty)

He's been out of action since July 2021 after breaking his leg in a fight against longtime rival Dustin Poirier.

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It's unknown when McGregor will make his return to the UFC.

While in attendance at Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou fight last month, McGregor confirmed he is discussing an April return date with UFC president Dana White.

SPORTbible has reacted out to Conor McGregor's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images & Conor McGregor/Instagram

Topics: Conor McGregor

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