FAI get in on the Conor McGregor 'retirement' furore

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
McGregor appears to have quit
McGregor appears to have quit

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.

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.