Conor McGregor says he “disapproves” of the riots in Dublin but insists there needs to be a “change” after five people, including three children, were injured in a knife attack.
A 5-year-old girl was in a critical condition after the attack in Dublin on Thursday, November 23, which sparked violent protests in the Irish capital.
Following this week’s sentencing of 33-year-old Slovakian Jozef Puska, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 23-year-old Irish woman Ashling Murphy, former UFC champion McGregor, who has already spoken out, was quick to criticize the government’s response to the stabbing.
McGregor, who tweeted “Ireland, we are at war” following Puska’s sentencing, also reacted to Thursday’s knife attack, writing
“Today in Dublin, Ireland innocent children were brutally stabbed by a mentally unstable stranger. There is a grave danger in Ireland that should never be among us and nothing has been done to support the public in any way, shape or form in the face of this frightening reality. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
On Friday, after the leader of the Britain First party called on the mixed martial artist to lead a “Freedom March”, the 35-year-old fighter emphasized his disapproval of the riots in Dublin.
“I do not condone last nights riots,” McGregor tweeted on Friday, November 24.
On Thursday, McGregor had called for the person responsible for the stabbing to be punished with “torture and death”.