The UFC star Conor McGregor has possibly fallen into hot water as he could be under investigation for incitement and hate speech due to the Dublin riots.
Conor McGregor has certainly made headlines this week. Not for his rumored mixed martial arts fight against Michael Chandler. However. Instead he could possibly be under investigation to inciting the Dublin riots that happened Thursday November 23rd. The UFC legend took to his official X account before, during and after the riots which some have linked to possibly inciting the riots on the day they occurred.
Here are some of the posts that McGregor made relating to the riots.
However it is unfair to judge the tweets without knowing what happened.
Last Thursday, at 13:30 pm three children and a woman were stabbed close to an Irish language primary school. Whilst the identity of the identity of the attacker is still unconfirmed, the suspect is believed to be an Irish citizen, originally from Algeria, who has lived in Ireland for 20 years.
In response to this attack a group of anti immigrant protesters began rioting in the center of Dublin which escalated into shops being damaged and looted, vehicles being set alight and objects being thrown at riot police, which resulted in a number of Garda being injured. It was estimated that there were around 500 people involved in these riots. In recent years there has been an increase in anti immigrant sentiment which has been fueled by an influx of immigration. This is causing housing shortages which has led to frustration towards asylum seekers which has been fueled by social media.
It is important to note that while it is rumored, there is no official investigation into what Conor McGregor posted.
UFC Star Conor McGregor Investigation
Whether you believe what Conor McGregor said was a form of hate speech is truly up to your opinion. However what McGregor needs to be careful of is the chance that he had a play in inciting the riots.
Conor McGregor unsurprisingly has a large influence on the Irish community. This is dangerous as people could take his words too far and possibly act in a way that wasn’t intended. It doesn’t help that McGregor is a very outspoken man who truly loves his country and isn’t afraid to speak his mind. This is a recipe for disaster when commenting on a subject as controversial as immigration.
While McGregor’s link to the riots could be under investigation, he has attempted to distance himself from what happened.
He has even spoken out against the allegations of hate speech on his official X account.
Whether you believe that McGregor’s posts incited the riots is entirely up to you. What shouldn’t be forgotten however is the lives affected by the stabbings and the riots that happened last Thursday, November 23rd. A dark day for Ireland. A day that may put Conor McGregor in trouble.
Khusein Askhabov Cleared of Charges
McGregor isn’t the only fighter that has recently fallen into legal trouble. Luckily though, Khusein Askhabov has more positive news as he has been cleared of any robbery charges.
Three months ago, Askhabov was yanked from a UFC card. Then the UFC cancelled his fight against Daniel Pineda at UFC fight night Dawson v Green. It was later revealed that he was arrested in Thailand after he and his twin brother were arrested for being under suspicion of robbery, kidnapping and torture. Both brothers were detained and while neither of them were believed to be physically involved, they were under suspicion of conspiracy to torture and extortion.
Luckily, both brothers have been cleared of the charges. Askhabov is believed to be making his UFC return this coming February or March.
While Khusein Askhabov is in the clear, Conor McGregor better tread lightly. But knowing him, a possible police investigation wont stop the ‘Notorious’ from speaking his mind.
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