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Sunday 4 December 2016

Cheeky FAI tweet compares 'retired' Conor McGregor to Roy Keane

Published 20/04/2016 | 13:21

Roy Keane and Conor McGregor
Roy Keane and Conor McGregor

The Football Association of Ireland's Twitter account has posted a cheeky message as they got in on the storm following Conor McGregor's apparent decision to retire on Tuesday night.

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Dubliner McGregor stunned his fans with a Twitter messages suggesting he had "retired early" amid a spat with UFC chiefs over media commitments for his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz in Las Vegas.

Many observers suspect McGregor may be back in a UFC octagon sooner rather than later, but FAI chiefs have joined in the social media storm as they offered up a reminder that even the most bitter of splits can be healed.

Roy Keane appeared to have played his last international match following his infamous walk-out of the Ireland team hotel in Saipan ahead of the 2002 World Cup finals, but he later made a return to the Ireland fold, inspiring this tweet:

Maybe a tweet welcoming McGregor back into the UFC fold will not be far this space.

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