Wednesday 28 September 2016

The BBC are trying to claim 'United Kingdom's' Conor McGregor as one of their own

Published 12/07/2015 | 17:52

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Chad Mendes. Photo: Esther Lin / Sportsfile
Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Chad Mendes. Photo: Esther Lin / Sportsfile

It seems everyone wants a piece of Conor McGregor. It's often noted that the British media like to claim sports starts as English even if they are not from England.

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Scotland's Andy Murray is a prime example. And now the good folk at the Beeb have jumped at the Conor McGregor bandwagon. Either that or they are extremely ignorant to geographical borders between the United Kingdom and Ireland.

"McGregor, 26, won in Las Vegas to become the first UFC champion from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland," read a report on the BBC.

The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland? As one?

The Beeb were forced to edit their story multiple times before settling on "from the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom".

Read more: Irish fans outraged after BBC describe Conor McGregor as being from 'United Kingdom and Ireland'

Interestingly, the Beep did not report that Dubliner McGregor walked out to the Octagon to the haunting sound of Sinead O'Connor and the Foggy Dew.

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