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“You Sound Like a Slave Owner”- Sinead O’Connor Thrashes Conor McGregor For “Racist” Remarks

Published 04/16/2020, 2:54 PM EDT

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Conor McGregor and Sinead O’Connor are two of the most talented and globally recognized figures hailing from Ireland. The two recently got into a heated debate on social media. The topic of contention? Their country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, this is not all the pair talk about.

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McGregor’s initial Tweet that sparked the verbal war between the two Irish giants was a response to an article published in the Irish Independent. The article claimed that the Irish agriculture industry would be flying in thousands of foreign workers to aid the harvest.

Seemingly the newspaper has deleted the original post. However, McGregor took to social media to encourage the Irish people to step up.


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“Men and Women, WE ARE HIRING. I need 1,500 laborers ready to work in our amazing food and agriculture industry. Please send all C.V’s to @LeoVaradkar and @michaelcreed. Flying in 1,500 people from the outside world, at this point in time, will break the chains of all command”- Conor McGregor


@TheNotoriousMMA Could you please elucidate me as to what exactly you are referring when you say “the chains of command? Which you say will be broken if immigrant workers come to help farmers. What exactly are the chains of command?”- Sinead O’Connor 

Sinead O’Connor Calls Conor McGregor Out

The southpaw has shared an appreciation for the singer throughout his career. In addition, the two came together to collaborate on a walk-in leading up to his title fight against Chad Mendes at UFC 189.

However, their feelings of appreciation have since fallen through. O’Connor admitted that she is ashamed of the fighter’s behavior. In addition, the singer pointed out the insults that McGregor was hurling at boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Thanks to her fame, O’Connor has become a rather blunt political and social activist. The singer goes on to accuse McGregor of racism and xenophobia following his Tweet.


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“Because you sound like a slave owner more with each passing year. I mean, I love you an all, but like, what the fuck racist shit you been swallowing? Where has the real Conor gone? Because I know your mama didn’t raise you to be any kind of racist.”- Sinead O’Connor

“On top of this, there are now 1500 laborers being sourced to fly in from abroad to work in our agriculture industry. At this time? Too dangerous. Too risky. Also, I’m sure we have 1500 out of work laborers at the ready. On soil. It simply makes no sense what is being touted.”- Conor McGregor


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McGregor has been rallying the people of Ireland at the forefront of the nations line of control against Coronavirus. The Notorious one has been an outspoken advocate of safety precautions. Taking to social media on multiple occasions to advise people regarding the need for social distancing and quarantine and more.

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