UFC champion and MMA legend Conor McGregor expressed his outrage over the response to the stabbing and subsequent protests in Dublin, Ireland, calling out the police chief’s statement for being “not good enough.”
A man in his late 40s who is reportedly an Algerian immigrant living in Dublin was the suspect in the stabbing of children and women at a school Thursday leaving 5 injured. A woman and child remained in critical condition as of Friday. Riots erupted in the streets of Dublin, which Irish Garda commissioner Drew Harris said were due to a “lunatic, hooligan faction driven by far-right ideology” in his statement to the press.
McGregor, who is from and lives in Dublin, was quick to use his platform to emphasize that it was a “mentally deranged non national in Dublin, Ireland” who carried out the attack and warned, “there is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place.”
He took aim at the Irish government for the mass immigration that has gone unchecked in the country, saying that “there has been zero action done to support the public in any way, shape or form with this frightening fact.”
Many online praised McGregor for taking a stand and called on him to “take charge,” as stated by Jack Posobiec.
“Run to become Taoiseach Conor,” political activist Robby Starbuck stated. “Your country needs sanity. Sanity must win or Ireland will be lost forever.”
Two of the victims of the stabbing, one being a 5-year-old girl, are in critical condition in the hospital.
Protesters said that they "had enough of violence, sex crimes and housing issues caused by migrants.”
This article and headline were updated to reflect the citizenship and immigration status of the suspect.