Conor McGregor slams Ireland's new Covid rules
UFC star Conor McGregor has slammed Republic of Ireland's new Covid rules as 'embarrassing', called the country's leaders 'lap dogs' and urged them to leave the European Union in a furious rant online.
Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin announced new measures to run from December 7 to January 9.
They include the full closure of nightclubs, social distancing in restaurants, maximum capacities of 50 per cent at sporting events, Covid passes in gyms and a maximum of three households for indoor mixing.
However, McGregor is unhappy with the rules and has sensationally leapt into a furious rant on Twitter at the country's politicians.
“Embarrassing 'leadership'. Messengers. Lap dogs,” McGregor fumed on the platform.
“Get this system now and shred it fully.
“Disband nphet (National Public Health Emergency Team). Realign the hse (Health and Safety Executive) to do it’s job. Formed [in] 2005 to assist our hospitals. Instead annihilated.
“€11.5m (£9.8m) public funded hse money paid to media entities. This year alone. Appalling.
“To be at this level of vaccination % yet going backwards, and attempting now to talk mandating. Laughable.
“Shame on you all in current power. EU lackeys.
“The tracks of this gravy train will soon be realigned and sent to its rightful destination of an Irish red brick wall."
The 33-year-old continued in further tweets: “It is time to talk Ireland leaving the European Union.
“We do not have leaders in Ireland, we have messengers. Subordinates.”