Conor McGregor is reportedly being investigated by the Irish police following his tweets about the riots in Dublin this month.
According to reports, five people were stabbed, three of which were children, outside a school in Dublin. In response, riots began to break out after suggestions that the person responsible was a foreign national. Despite this being the case, the authorities have not disclosed any information about the perpetrator. And yet, that did not prevent McGregor from being vocal about the issue. The MMA fighter hit out at the Irish leadership by demanding a change, with criticism over the country’s immigration policies.
Innocent children ruthlessly stabbed by a mentally deranged non-national in Dublin, Ireland today. Our chief of police had this to say on the riots in the aftermath. Drew, not good enough. There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place, and… https://t.co/ac6j1GIjXD
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2023
“There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place, and there has been zero action done to support the public in any way, shape or form with this frightening fact. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Make change or make way. Ireland for the victory. God bless those attacked today, we pray,” McGregor
As of now, the authorities have arrested over 30 people for the riots, which resulted in up to 500 people looting shops, destroying cars and throwing rocks at police personnel who had tried to diffuse the situation. However, McGregor became more vocal about the riots, further tweeting that he did not condone it, as he understood the frustrations.
I do not condone last nights riots. I do not condone any attacks on our first responders in their line of duty. I do not condone looting and the damaging of shops. Last nights scenes achieved nothing toward fixing the issues we face. I do understand frustrations however, and I do… https://t.co/FFx7d0ZROb
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 24, 2023
“There will be change in Ireland, mark my words. The change needed. In the last month, innocent children stabbed leaving school. Ashling Murphy murdered. Two Sligo men decapitated. This is NOT Ireland’s future! If they do not act soon with their plan of action to ensure Ireland’s safety, I will,” McGregor
And now those posts are being investigated by the Irish police, Garda, in order to determine if they amount to hate speech. There are suggestions that McGregor’s tweets may incite violence, particularly since the tweet depicted above shows McGregor in front of a group of rioters.
May not be good for him
— Wako Clips (@WakoClips) November 27, 2023
Everyone has right to freedom of speech
— ChommyElla (@chommyella1) November 27, 2023
Why not investigate the actual problem?
— Woke Whisperer (@Woke_Whisperer) November 28, 2023