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Conor McGregor sends message of calm to fans during coronavirus panic

Ireland’s Ultimate Fighting Champion has issued his own message to the public as we face a global pandemic of the coronavirus.

The ‘Notorious’ posted an image of himself kicking an opponent in the Octagon, with a green blob over the face of his opponent symbolising the virus.

Conor McGregor sends message of calm to fans during coronavirus panic

The Dublin hardman posted: “Take that, corona virus.”

McGregor is known for his extravagant behaviour and outspoken views.

However, he had a message of calm and hope for the public during this difficult time.

He said: “Hand hygiene is key.

“The good habits we will have gained from this wild COVID-19 attack will see us too strong in the future.

“Everyone should stay vigilant, isolated, and safe with their families at home.

“People should not think for a second that it won’t effect them and put their guard down.

“We are all in this together around the world and will beat this.”

McGregor also spoke about his regret that he couldn’t attend the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the US this year.

The annual parades were cancelled by governments in countries all over the world, as they try to limit the spread of the coronavirus by restricting public gatherings to a minimum.

McGregor said: “Americans know how to celebrate St Paddy’s Day. In Ireland, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. In America, you guys celebrate St Paddy’s Week, and I love it.

“While I could not come to America this year because of the virus, I hope to be there next Paddy’s Day and surprise many people in different cities like I did last year.”

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