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Irish Boxer Says What Conor McGregor Did Was "A Disgrace"

By James Fenton

April 8, 2018 at 9:08am

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Unless you've been living under a rock, on Mars or your wi-fi connection has been down, you'll know that Conor McGregor has been back in the news this week.

After a period of time when the often controversial Notorious seemed to be keeping his head down, he sprang back into the limelight by, well, throwing a barrier at a bus

Given the Dubliner's level of fame and the fact he is, or is supposed to be, a role model to millions of children around the world, it's no surprise that some will feel a bit let down by his antics. This point was made by Irish boxer Jason Quigley during an appearance on Saturday AM on TV3 yesterday as he pointed out that children may see McGregor's antics as something that might be okay to mimic:

"I think it's a disgrace to be honest, what he's done right now. There's going to be kids looking at that thinking, 'this is cool now, this is the way to act'. Young kids look at social media as a popularity thing, a cool kind of thing and McGregor's getting all the spotlight, but for the wrong reasons."

It's hard to argue that Quigley hasn't got a point. He also speaks well about his own social media habits saying "I'm not gonna post videos of myself crying."

You can watch the full clip above with the subject of McGregor cropping up towards the end. The UFC fighter was granted bail yesterday and ordered to return to court in June. 

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