Friday 23 March 2018

Our leaders fight shy of The Notorious

Something is happening but they don't know what it is - they just know that it disturbs them, writes Declan Lynch

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

I know that these are busy times in the higher echelons of politics, but you'd think that a few of them might have sought to associate themselves in some way with the fact that Conor 'The Notorious' McGregor is now a superstar.

I mean, there's no argument here, The Notorious has become utterly huge, in a way that hardly any other Irish person has been, or perhaps ever will be again.

About three years ago, he was essentially a failed plumber from Crumlin, now he has ascended to that high and holy place in which his achievements are being noted by Hollywood figures such as Mark Wahlberg, who say they have no doubt that beyond the octagon, there's a place for McGregor in the movies, should he ever deign to position himself that area.

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