Conor McGregor has found himself at the center of a controversy yet again, as he is reportedly under investigation for alleged online hate speech.
This development took place amidst escalating tensions in Ireland, following a tragic stabbing incident involving a suspected Algerian immigrant.
The incident, which resulted in the stabbing of five individuals including three children in Dublin, sparked widespread riots in the Irish capital.
The violent protests led to over 34 arrests, with rioters setting ablaze a bus and a police car, and causing damage to several buildings.
In response to these events, McGregor expressed his views on X/Twitter, criticizing the comments made by Drew Harris ( Irish Garda Commissioner):
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.
Blame anyone but themselves. Typical. Worthless you are Michaél. Worthless and spineless! Ryan Casey called you all out last week grieving the love of his life, stolen by pawn scum, and nothing but waffle from you all since. Zero action! Everything from our lax border with gravy… pic.twitter.com/cHrVvjXdtc
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 24, 2023
McGregor then added something that has gotten him in trouble afterwards:
Do not let any Irish property be took over unannounced. Evaporate said property.
It’s a war.
“The Notorious'” comments have led to an investigation by authorities, as reported by The Times.
This investigation appears to be a part of a broader inquiry into the regulation of online hate speech.
The Daily Wire quotes:
Authorities reportedly have since launched an investigation into the mixed martial arts fighter as part of an inquiry into the dissemination of so-called online hate speech.
The investigation comes as Irish officials have reportedly started preparing to pass radical legislation concerning the public speech law.