Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor was accused of “selling out” when pictures surfaced online that featured the “Notorious” Irishman sporting a remembrance poppy, a pin designed to commemorate servicemen and women killed in combat.
The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the United Kingdom, according to Wikipedia.
McGregor, who is being called the second-biggest star in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), was celebrating his ability to sell out events, which prompted this tweet from an incensed fan:
@TheNotoriousMMA only thing your selling out is the Irish people wearing a poppy! pic.twitter.com/n2EtGVHDAx
— Christy Hale (@christy_hale) October 29, 2015
Not long after that accusation, McGregor erupted on Facebook (via Bloody Elbow):
I know where my allegiance lies and what I do for my country. I don’t need a stupid little flower with a 100 different meanings to tell me if I do or do not represent my country.
Check the facts of its original meaning. ALL soldiers. ALL wars. I have the blood of many nations on my gloves. Fought and beat on the world stage. You have a pint in your hand and a Celtic jersey on in your ….View original article
Source:: mma mania