UFC star Conor McGregor is reportedly under investigation by the Irish police for allegedly “inciting hate” in the midst of the recent riots that have erupted in Dublin.
The capital has been marred by mass protests triggered by a knife attack that left three children and one woman stabbed.
In the aftermath of the incident, the city has witnessed looting, police cars set ablaze, and far-right demonstrations involving up to 500 protesters.
Rumors circulating online, suggesting the attacker was a foreign national, have fueled the unrest.
McGregor, known for his outspoken nature, has been actively sharing his views on social media throughout the riots. He called for “change” and a “plan of action,” stating, “If they do not act soon to ensure Ireland’s safety, I will.”
According to the Irish Mirror, McGregor is now the subject of a police investigation for allegedly inciting hate.
The investigation is part of a broader criminal probe, with three separate inquiries underway examining his social media posts.
Despite his calls for change, McGregor clarified in response to a post by Britain First leader Paul Golding, featuring him in front of a burning bus, that he does not condone the ongoing riots.
In a lengthy post, he expressed understanding of frustrations but emphasized the need for a more strategic approach to bring about the necessary change.
In his statement, McGregor acknowledged the recent violent incidents in Ireland, including the stabbing of innocent children, the murder of Ashling Murphy, and the decapitation of two Sligo men.
He warned of impending change, asserting, “There will be change in Ireland, mark my words. The change needed.”
Authorities attribute the unrest to a “complete lunatic faction driven by far-right ideology.”
Rumors regarding the attacker’s nationality, which were later reported to have lived in Ireland for two decades, contributed to the escalating tension.
As investigations unfold, McGregor’s role in the ongoing turmoil remains a focal point, highlighting the complex dynamics surrounding public figures’ influence on social and political issues during times of crisis.