Conor McGregor suggested the alleged migrant who stabbed a group of schoolchildren on Thursday be “tortured and killed.”
The mixed-martial arts (MMA) figure made his statement on X amid the ongoing anti-immigration street protests that have followed a knife attack by an alleged migrant on three kids and two adults.
The streets have exploded with protests since the shocking stabbing incident.
“So what should happen with this demented scumbag who attacked women and kids today? Few years in jail at our expense to get out and repeat?? Needs to be deported immediately and never allowed back or just hang him, there’s no “fixing” him,” asked MMA coach John Kavanagh, who’s trained with McGregor.
“Torture and Death” McGregor responded.
Irish police say a man in his 50s, who was also hospitalized with serious injuries after the stabbing, is a “person of interest.” The motive is not known at this time.
Many citizens and social media users from Ireland are alleging the assailant was an Algerian migrant.
Irish citizens furious over the nation’s immigration policy have taken to the streets in the aftermath of the horrific scene. One video reportedly shows an immigration centre being set on fire with a flaming dumpster.
Other videos show protesters shooting fireworks at police, and one police car being set ablaze.
Police condemn protesters, no comment on stabber
Irish Garda commissioner Drew Harris condemned the rioters, calling them “far-right” and “disgraceful.”
McGregor later responded to Harris on X, stating “Innocent children ruthlessly stabbed by a mentally deranged non-national in Dublin, Ireland today. Our chief of police had this to say on the riots in the aftermath. Drew, not good enough.”
McGregor added, “There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place, and there has been zero action done to support the public in any way, shape or form with this frightening fact. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Make change or make way. Ireland for the victory. God bless those attacked today, we pray.”
McGregor has shown support for figures such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin (before the current war with Ukraine).
In 2018, McGregor hinted he was interested in pivoting towards politics after lamenting over the state of his home country.
“I see many things I do not like and I see many things that I feel can be easily amended under constant instruction. We shall see,” he said.