Conor McGregor was a vocal figure during the coronavirus pandemic and is now insisting that Irish politicians “take back” their thanks for sending medical supplies to China.
McGregor was blunt about his views on how to handle the Covid-19 epidemic in his birthplace, including advising the
Irish Government to employ the armed powers of the country to ensure that the population adheres to lockdown rules.
On Friday, the former Irish double UFC champion posted a story from local outlet RTE reporting that some of the equipment sent from China to help in the middle of the crisis did not meet the safety standards needed.
“Truly awful,” McGregor fumed at the website in a tweet to his eight million fans.
“Not only are the costs that these men raise for all of our products. Hats, visors, gloves, ventilators, respirators, oxygen tanks, computer displays, you name it. All jacked in size. The tons that are coming in are now of no value!
Truly horrendous. Not only are the prices being raised by these people on all our items. Masks, visors, gloves, ventilators, respirators, oxygen containers, screen monitors, you name it. All jacked in price. The batches coming in are now of no use!
Ludicrously inhumane behaviour. https://t.co/vWafczzEKA
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 3, 2020
Being one of the most influential sporting figures in his country, McGregor appears bent on getting his views
known amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has seen more than 4,250 cases and 120 deaths in Ireland so far.
Just this week, ‘The Notorious’ broke off momentarily from his coronavirus proclamations to goad former Russian opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, who saw his long-awaited April 18 contest against Tony Ferguson fell apart due to the pandemic.