Conor McGregor’s mammoth Irish support want to congratulate their hero appropriately, with no plans currently announced by Council officials to do so.
It’s been reported that the new UFC Featherweight champion won’t be given an appropriate celebration of his achievements – after Dublin City Council admitted there are “no plans” in place.
“There are no plans in place for a reception,” a spokesperson for Dublin City Council told the Sun.
Mannix Flynn, a member of the council in question, has proposed an emergency motion for a homecoming though.
“I hope he gets a hero’s welcome home. We have to give Conor McGregor a civic reception and a gathering”, Flynn insisted to The Herald.
“You’d get thousands of fans and you’d get thousands of citizens too, they may not be fans of the sport but they’d be delighted with the achievement. This is about the achievement and who doesn’t want to celebrate this?”
No plans are still forthcoming, so Paula Keville from Wexford has taken it upon herself to persuade the council to hold the event. Keville has set up a petition on change.org, asking fans to:
Sign this petition to get Dublin City Council moving for some kind of reception to see him and his team paraded through Dublin City on his return home!
At the time of writing, the petition already had the support of 6,300 people, and McGregor’s SBG stablemate Aisling Daly is fully behind the cause.
Expect the numbers of support to explode before too long.