Conor McGregor's post with Vladimir Putin at the World Cup has people PISSED
'The Notorious' was a guest of honour at the 2018 World Cup final.
Conor McGregor has had a busy time of it in recent weeks.
The UFC star was at the Longitude festival in Dublin on Saturday, his partner Dee Devlin announced she was pregnant and, on Sunday, he was at the World Cup final... as the guest of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The Dubliner was at the Luzhniki Stadium, where he watched France defeat Croatia 4-2 to win their first World Cup in 20 years.
Following the game, McGregor took to social media to post a snap of himself with Putin and offer his thanks. He wrote:
"Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honoured to attend such a landmark event alongside him.
"Today was an honour for me Mr Putin. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing World Cup."
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Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This man is one of the greatest leaders of our time and I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him. Today was an honor for me Mr. Putin. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing World Cup. Россия вперёд!
Needless to say, the McGregor post has sparked a strong reaction online. While some congratulated him on securing a match final ticket, many were unhappy at his praise for Putin and his leadership.
Putin has taken back oil companies from oiligarchs and mining companies and given nothing back to the Russian people,he has murdered people, he has had people poisoned that have dared to cross him, and you say he’s a good leader.He makes Trump look like a flipping angel!!
— Rickydbrickie (@rickydbrickie) July 15, 2018
Greatest Leader of our time? You're fucking kidding? This guy is turning the world upside down and is a menace. Ask Ukraine what they think you fookin loser.
— isabella ? (@bellabride73) July 15, 2018
The bloody, brainstained hands of a KGB killer do not a great leader make. They only make a great criminal.
— Príomh-Naitsí Gramadaí na Gaeilge (@panuhoglund) July 15, 2018
Not a good move. This Man is the scum of the earth, not a great leader. You need to read up on your history mate. Pleb ?
— Caroline Fox ♥ (@FoxC2012) July 15, 2018
He’s certainly not one of the greatest leaders. It’s estimated over half of Russia’s GDP now goes towards bribing government officials. Quality of life in India has surpassed Russia despite far less development. He’s by all definition a shit leader.
— dan (◐.̃◐) titties (@DanTitties) July 15, 2018
An authoritarian leader who suppresses lbgt rights, ya he's a great leader,..... Knock him out
— Padraig Moynihan (@PMoynihan1) July 15, 2018