Conor McGregor appears to tease presidential run in Ireland

UFC champion and MMA legend Conor McGregor sparked speculation that he could be considering a presidential run in Ireland after he posted a picture of himself to X Monday with the caption "Ireland, your president."

McGregor recently received overwhelming support on social media after he spoke out against the Irish government's response to an attack involving an Algerian immigrant who stabbed 3 children and 1 woman at random at a school. 

Riots in which people were protesting the country's lax immigration laws ensued, and Irish Garda commissioner Drew Harris blamed them on 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.”

"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 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," he said.

Many called on McGregor 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.”

While McGregor removed his posts, he stood by them in a powerful statement on X in which he said, "Seeing my country in flames hurts my heart," and that he'd "give my life for the peace and prosperity of Ireland. Ireland gave me everything I have, I’d give it right back if and when it calls."

McGregor was reportedly placed under investigation for "online hate speech" because of his initial post. 

After the Minister for Foreign Affairs Tanaiste Micheal Martin called the comments "absolutely disgraceful" and accused him of "essentially inciting hate," McGregor responded:

"Blame anyone but themselves ... Typical. Worthless you are Michaél. Worthless and spineless. Ryan Casey called you all out last week grieving the love of his life, stolen by pawn scum, and nothing but waffle from you all since. Zero action!"

He was referencing the recent trial over the murder of Ashling Murphey committed by a Slovak national.

Image: Title: Conor


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