Conor McGregor has slammed Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for comments about a Hamas hostage.
The UFC star recently called on the 44-year-old to crack down on immigration after riots engulfed Dublin over the weekend.
A man went on a stabbing spree in Ireland outside a school on Thursday, with a woman, a man and three children aged between five and six all injured.
Violence broke out in Ireland amid reporters that the perpetrator was a non-Irish citizen.
She was abducted by an evil terrorist organization. What is with you and your government and your paid for media affiliates constantly down playing / attempting to repress horrific acts that happen to children. You are a disgrace. The day after a stabbing of children in Ireland,… https://t.co/YKyviZDLfW
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 26, 2023
Reports have since disputed claims that a foreign national carried out the attack.
They have even stated the attacker is an Irish citizen.
But that didn’t stop McGregor from venting his fury on social media, with the 35-year-old saying: “I don’t care about President [Michael D] Higgins statement.
“Or Varadkars statement. Or Mary Lou’s. Or Justice McEntee’s. Or Garda commissioner’s. Announce our plan of action! What are we waiting for?
“Your statements of nothing are absolutely worthless to the solving of this issue. Take Action!! Fix this situation IMMEDIATELY!”
And McGregor has now criticised Varadkar for comments he’s made on X.
The Irish Prime Minister reacted to the news that Hamas terrorists had released Emily Hand after 50 days in captivity.
He said: “This is a day of enormous joy and relief for Emily Hand and her family.
“An innocent child who was lost has now been found and returned, and we breathe a massive sigh of relief.
“Our prayers have been answered.”
Yet McGregor wasn’t happy with the wording and called out Varadkar on the platform, labelling the 44-year-old ‘a disgrace’.
“She was abducted by an evil terrorist organisation,” he said.
“What is with you and your government and your paid for media affiliates constantly down playing / attempting to repress horrific acts that happen to children. You are a disgrace.
“The day after a stabbing of children in Ireland, NOT ONE PAPER HAD IT ON THEIR FRONT COVER.
“We will not forget.”
Even X’s community notes have added context to Varadkar’s comments.
“Emily Hand was kidnapped by Hamas Terrorists on October the 7th,” the notes read.
“The use of the term lost is inappropriate and fails to highlight that she was released as part of a hostage deal.”
Emily is a nine-year-old Irish-Israeli girl.
She was one of 17 people handed over late on Saturday, with the Israel Prison Service releasing 41 Palestinians as part of the hostage agreement.
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Emily’s father, Tom Hand, was delighted after the pair were reunited.
“We are happy to hug Emily again, but at the same time, we remember Raya Rotem and all of the hostages who have yet to come back,” he said.
“We will continue to do everything in our power to bring them back home.”
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