PJ Gallagher Fires Pop At McGregor As MMA Star Mislabelled As ‘UK Fighter’

PJ Gallagher has thrown a sly dig at Conor McGregor following the MMA star being mislabeled as a ‘UK fighter.’

A screenshot of US presenter Laura Sanko’s ‘top 5 active UK fighters’ was shared on Twitter, with the Dublin native coming in at number two on her list.

The picture was shared, with the caption: ‘Conor McGregor isn’t a UK fighter Laura #UFC282.’

PJ Gallagher has thrown a sly dig at Conor McGregor following the MMA star being mis-labelled as a ‘UK fighter.’ Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Follow-up tweets showed a clip from the UFC Weigh-In Show which saw the presenters arguing about McGregor’s nationality.

Presenter Daniel Cormier appeared to be the only one aware of Laura’s error, insisting that she was wrong and McGregor was not from the UK.

‘He’s not from the UK!’ Daniel demanded, with fellow hosts trying to make sense of the geography of Ireland.

Laura quickly admitted that she was, in fact, wrong.

The post was met with a flurry of angry comments, with many Irish people frustrated with the latest round of mislabelling.

One Twitter user said: ‘The number of Americans who don’t know the difference between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is ridiculous.’

Another added: ‘Ireland is part of the United Kingdom Holly,’ which was met with many noting: ‘Geography not your strong point I take it.’

A third simply said: ‘oh dear.’

Many were quick to dismiss the furor noting that the UK could have the MMA star.

One said: ‘The British can keep him.’

Another added: ‘They can have him,’ while a third commented: ‘Normally this would grind my gears but they can claim and keep him.’

Actor and broadcaster PJ Gallagher echoed the above sentiments, sharing the first picture to his Twitter and writing: ‘Normally this kind of thing winds me up but they can have this lad.’

The Young Offender star was met with further comments echoing his thoughts. Pic: Arthur Carron/Collins

The Young Offenders star was met with further comments echoing his thoughts.

‘100% if we all say nothing maybe they will keep him,’ one said.

Another pointed out: ‘Terrible as he is at least he’s proud to represent his country, been plenty of Irish athletes quick to dismiss where they are from when it suited them.’

Leave a Comment