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Conor McGregor posts supportive Instagram message to George Floyd death protesters

Conor McGregor has added his voice to the wave of support for the movement protesting the death of George Floyd.

The Irish MMA star took to his Instagram page on May 31 to post a broken heart and this message:

“There is no place for injustice, racism and intolerance in this world! We must really listen and learn from those in pain.
Be the example of the change you want to see!!
Praying, hoping, and believing everyday that this is all a part of the lords plan to lead us to a better and brighter future ahead.
God speed everyone 💔”

The message adds to other supportive actions by MMA personalities, including Floyd Mayweather offering to pay for Floyd’s funeral, Jon Jones taking spray canisters way from vandals in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chuck Liddell de-escalating tensions among protesters in Huntington Beach, California, and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya speaking out at a “Black Lives Matters” rally in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday.

Floyd’s death on May 25 has resulted in peaceful and some violent protests across the United States. Two independent autopsies determined that Floyd died of cardiac arrest and mechanical asphyxia . All four officers involved have been fired, but only one officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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