The former UFC champ champ and global superstar Conor McGregor recently yesterday made a passionate and sincere appeal to the leaders and politicians of his home nation Republic of Ireland to issue a complete lockdown to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus. He has now increased his contribution to fighting this global pandemic and taken another step ahead by pledging to buy 1 million euros worth of protective gear to be donated. He also received praise from the Irish Finance Minister via a Twitter DM for the impassioned plea he made yesterday.
The Irish minister thanked McGregor for his plea as there are plenty of young people who look up to him and follow his advice. This led McGregor to announce his efforts in fighting this deadly pandemic. Here’s what he told the Irish Finance Minister, Mr. Paschal Donohoe:
Today I am purchasing myself €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region. Our most affected region to this date. St James’, Mater, Tallaght, Beaumont, Vincent’s. Where would we be without these brave men and women I do not know. I have used my platforms multiple times since this has begun. First encouraging hand wash etiquette/ not touching face, plus keeping distance.
Then before the weekend, I urged people to stay vigilant and stay indoors. With the weather and a drop in cases, I felt temptation would be high. Then after seeing the rise in cases, plus our lax efforts in social distancing, with all our day spot locations packed to the brim. I went further and made the video.
Building sites should be closed. They are open for what? We can always build again after this. In every way. But we must put Health before Wealth. Bingo halls are not enough. Do you think a building site canteen is going to separate? Or on site while working together? I respect you, and your team and I believe you are doing as good a job as you possibly can. I have been impressed by all. As has the nation.
You can check out Mystic Mac’s tweet down below:
Thank you sincerely for your message, Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Here is my reply. pic.twitter.com/0NcnVgrKaA
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 25, 2020