Crumlin-born Conor McGregor has been making headlines all over the world for some time now - but who knew that the rest of the world hosted such a keen interest from whence he came?
Yep, Dublin is the central theme in Wright Thompson's piece on Conor McGregor, entitled Crossing Crumlin Road, for American TV channel ESPN's coinciding online magazine.
The article goes into some depth about the MMA fighter's past and locality, referring to Drimnagh and Crumlin as 'projects' and mentioning that so fierce are Dublin's neighbourhoods - that 'men can't even walk their dates home'.
Needless to say, Twitter went wild.
— Alison Begas (@kamfinsa) August 8, 2017
— Kyle Quinn (@itsmeKyleq) August 8, 2017
ESPN has got an interesting take on the Dublin Conor McGregor is from.... pic.twitter.com/P6h28C2meA
— Toals Bookmakers (@ToalsBookmakers) August 8, 2017
The Dublin I inhabit and the Dublin ESPN thinks Conor McGregor inhabits are vastly different places. pic.twitter.com/3r84fZ1yQS
— Peter Kavanagh (@TheKavOfficial) August 7, 2017
I'm enjoying that ESPN piece on Conor McGregor. It's making me feel fierce tough. I think we should just let them think Dublin's like that
— PatrickFreyne (@PatrickFreyne1) August 8, 2017
My thoughts are with everyone trying to survive in The Purge that is Dublin today. https://t.co/Rbg16LFDVZ
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) August 8, 2017
Personifying Dublin as the gangster you cross the road to avoid when you see them on the street - ESPN's article certainly tickled a feather with some of the capital's locals.
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Article in full can be seen here.