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Conor McGregor blasts Leo Varadkar, calling him a 'poisonous individual'

Last week the MMA star ripped into the Irish government before deleting the tweets.
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Clodagh Meaney

Conor McGregor has once again taken to Twitter to blast Leo Varadkar.

The Tánaiste appeared on American news network CNN to discuss Ireland’s current surge of Covid cases.

“Poisonous individual! Buffoon. Get this blithering fool off my screen. Show pony phony,” McGregor said, sharing a clip of the programme.

The former Taoiseach said that the 5% of people in Ireland who are unvaccinated are “causing the trouble.”

He told the station’s news anchor that he hopes that the booster programme will help with waning immunity. He also said that he hope no new restrictions will be put in place before Christmas.

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“Half a mil per annum our ‘chief’ is on. Not including perk. All I have seen from this individual is the same identical statement over and over and over again: ‘Our healthcare is under strain," Conor added in another tweet.

“You are not paid to make this statement. You are paid to fix it. Do. Your. Job!”

“Who on earth do these lizards think they are? It is not just ‘necessary’ they pay.

"It is essential! Necessary after the light is shone, how convenient. Lizards,” he said, while quoting a tweet from journalist Gavan Reilly about TDs being offered free antigen tests.

He further proclaimed: “The unchecked goings on inside that house is horrid. The horrid house of the Oireachtas! I shout PETTY TREASON!”

While quote tweeting an article by Fergal Bowers about Paul Reid’s comments that the HSE is under strain, he said: “‘Let’s the blame the public!’ How about shut up Paul and do your job, for a change, maybe? How about that? You know, your job? If there is strain on our healthcare system. IT IS YOUR JOB TO CORRECT! This is incompetence! Job. Not. Done. Do your damn job!”

Earlier this week Conor lashed out about the government to his 9 million followers before he deleted his comments.

“For Leo to come out today on foreign soil, and directly blame the non-vaccinated, is the most divisive comment I’ve seen yet,” he said in one of the now removed tweets.

"It is neither the vaccinated, nor non vaccinated, nor any Irish citizen for that matter, that is responsible for this unpreparedness. It is government!”

“Ireland and its people, with its high vaccination rate, after enduring the longest lockdown in the free world, is not to blame for the undersupply of our healthcare system.”

"Those in government are! Almost three years to bolster this for our people, and nothing. Ireland will rise!,” he added.

“We are almost three years into this. We have came together time and time again! Gone above and beyond what has been asked of us! Yet all we have gotten back is hypocritical address after hypocritical address! The audacity! I am ashamed of my nation's government at this time.”

"There is just no backing from me here anymore. We will rise! Tonight's address read like an advert to me. When Ireland stands. The world will know.

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Not one to shy away from Twitter controversy, Conor hit back at a follower that taunted him for removing his comments from social media.

“I see Conor McGregor deleted his few tweets that were critical of the Irish government last night,” they said, attaching images of the previous tweets. “I’m guessing Ireland isn’t going to ‘rise’.”

“Hay (sic) d**k breath, you must be new here,” McGregor began his response.

“I will always say what I need to say, it gets reported/spread, then I remove it from my page. It’s done and out.”

“I do not like to keep negativity on my channels. Ever. You do zero to help anything or anyone in any situation. So shut up,” he said.

In another tweet he added: “My point stands. I ashamed of those in government! Leo comment, disgraceful. I’m worried for our neglected hospitals and for our people. It is an abomination what is happening! It hurts me beyond belief. If you think I enjoy saying these things and want to keep them, I do not.”

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