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Con-plainer Conor McGregor says 'vaccines have not worked' in latest Twitter rant against Government

The UFC fighter has taken to social media in the last number of days to criticise the Irish government and their handling of the Covid-19 health crisis


Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has said that “vaccines have not worked” in his latest Twitter rant.

The UFC fighter has lased out at the Irish government and their handling of the Covid-19 health crisis in a series of social media tirades in recent days.

In his latest rant, the Crumlin native called for the government to reconsider their approach to tackling the virus and claimed that vaccines have not worked.

“The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever. More vaccinated than ever. More cases than ever. Reevaluate entirely. Stop taking handouts,” he said in a now-deleted tweet.

But McGregor’s theory is flawed and fails to acknowledge that the aim of the vaccination rollout is to reduce hospitalisations and deaths.

He then replied to a tweet written by Virgin Media reporter Gavan Reilly which dismissed rumours that dates for a potential December lockdown were being discussed in Leinster House.

Reilly said: “An outlet is reporting some dates for prospective pub closures, and outright lockdown, based on suggestions from people ‘in Leinster House’. Worth remembering that Leinster House is not where such dates are decided, but Government Buildings. There’s no parliamentary role in it.”

Responding to this, McGregor tweeted: “Yet leave the Dáil bar open. The hospitality sector is not a scapegoat, nor even the issue here. This sector has been closed. It is the incapacity to bolster our ability to house patients. There is no excuse for a LIFETIME OF NEGLIGENCE AND FAILURE TO FIX THIS. Will not comply!”

This tweet was also deleted shortly after being posted.

It comes after the Dubliner blasted the government as “weaklings” in another Twitter tirade last week.

“Since the beginning of time this job has not been done,” McGregor stormed.

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“Now, in late 2021, it directly points the finger of blame at the public. Pointing blame for your own lack of leadership/work/success, is in my opinion the weakest thing a person can do. At present, weaklings run Ireland.”

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