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Conor McGregor's bizarre 'butler' Instagram video leaves fans scratching their heads

"Thank you means nothing when you treat someone like they're a slave, mate"

Conor's bizarre video

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A bizarre Conor McGregor tweet where he appears to be served by a butler in a plush hotel room while inhaling an incense candle has left fans scratching their heads.

The UFC star who last night made an astonishing bid to buy Chelsea FC posted the video on his Twitter account just hours before he made an offer of 1.5billion to buy the club.

In the short clip, the former two-weight world champion appears to sniff from a bowl of incense before a man then approaches with a tray with a container of pills in it.

The Dubliner takes the pills and then asks the butler for a bottle of water, which he then provides.

The 33-year-old swallows the tablets before holding the bottle of water in the air, gesturing for the butler to collect it.

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He goes back to sniffing the incense before the video ends.

In a follow-up Tweet, he wrote: "I told ya’s I have the butler delete all the tweets, I wasn’t joking when I said that ahahaha"

McGregor, who famously rose from a working class background to become one of the richest sports stars in the world, has attracted some criticism for the video while others appear to understand where he is coming from.

“Imagine being on the dole to becoming insanely rich and STILL treating someone like that? Even worse to then put it online like it’s a brag? C’mon man, reel it in,” one disgusted person wrote.

Another added: "Thank you means nothing when you treat someone like they're a slave mate.”

Another was disappointed that McGregor had seemingly forgotten his roots, saying: "This is a shocking example shown by Conor. Wasn't long ago Conor was collecting the dole."

However, others defended McGregor with one declaring: “Let this Legend live his life.

“If I were rich I’d have a butler too. We all would imagine having 600 million in ya bank account and not getting a butler like Alfred Pennyworth for Batman or Jarvis for Tony Stark.”

Another added: “Aa butler, that's what butler do they clean for you, give you things you ask for... And I'd say that butler makes crazy money! I'd say he makes more than you will your whole life.”

Last night McGregor made a move to buy Chelsea FC for £1.5 billion.

With a fortune estimated at around €150 million, the UFC star put out feelers out to lead a consortium to buy the London club.

Its Russian owner Roman Abramovich this week put the club up for sale in the wake of the UK government’s planned clampdown of oligarchs siphoning their money through Britain.

Abramovich has put a figure of £3 billion on the club and claims he will use profits from the planned sale to go towards caring for victims of the war in the Ukraine.

The billionaire though has still not distanced himself from the Russian invasion nor condemned the actions of its tyrannical leader Vladimir Putin, who is a close pal.

Last night McGregor tweeted: “I hereby put forward my offer of £1.5bn.”

It was in response to a Sky News social media posting which stated: “Abramovich slaps £3bn price tag on Chelsea as Russian sets bid deadline".

When McGregor expressed an interest in buying the club it surprised many of his friends as he is actually a Manchester United supporter.

He has also not stated his opinion on Vladimir Putin since the war began – the pair were spotted looking cosy together at the World Cup final in Moscow in 2018 and the Russian leader is a known admirer of the UFC star.

Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2014 and last week issued a statement about his ownership of the current European champions.

“I would like to address the speculation in media over the past few days in relation to my ownership of Chelsea FC," he said.

"As I have stated before, I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the Club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the Club, the fans, the employees, as well as the Club’s sponsors and partners.

“The sale of the Club will not be fast-tracked but will follow due process. I will not be asking for any loans to be repaid. This has never been about business nor money for me, but about pure passion for the game and Club.

"Moreover, I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation where all net proceeds from the sale will be donated. The foundation will be for the benefit of all victims of the war in Ukraine. This includes providing critical funds towards the urgent and immediate needs of victims, as well as supporting the long-term work of recovery.

“Please know that this has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, and it pains me to part with the Club in this manner. However, I do believe this is in the best interest of the Club.

“I hope that I will be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to say goodbye to all of you in person. It has been a privilege of a lifetime to be part of Chelsea FC and I am proud of all our joint achievements. Chelsea Football Club and its supporters will always be in my heart. Thank you, Roman."

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