Pic: BBC take a pasting for unnecessary United Kingdom reference in Conor McGregor article
By this logic, Ryan Giggs is the best footballer ever to have come from Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Conor McGregor was the deserving topic of plenty of media coverage yesterday following his victory over Chad Mendes on Saturday night and it wasn't just in Ireland that his achievements were making waves.
McGregor's victory was the subject of lots of international coverage as well, including on the BBC website, where an article on the Notorious' victory courted plenty of criticism for a totally unnecessary reason.
Why the author of the piece felt the need to say that McGregor was the first UFC Champion from 'the United Kingdom and Ireland' we're not entirely sure, but it didn't go down well in these parts.
Dear @BBCSport would you ever stop with this codology. Thanks, Ireland.. pic.twitter.com/CqVDzR9yTq H/T @McMahonMichelle
— Conor Pope (@conor_pope) July 12, 2015
Or, you know, just Ireland. Given that that's *actually* where he's from... pic.twitter.com/9W3MVGY5zC
— Michelle Mc Mahon (@McMahonMichelle) July 12, 2015
Dear @BBCSport just a reminder that Conor McGregor is from Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland and NOT from the United Kingdom. Thank you.
— Willie Conlon (@WillieC1888) July 12, 2015
"McGregor, 26, won in Las Vegas to become the first UFC champion from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland," - pro journalism from BBC
— Aidan "Glaring Errors" O'Brien (@scannerbarkly) July 12, 2015
This sort of thing has regularly been associated with Andy Murray (British when he wins, Scottish when he loses) in the past and, frankly, it's gotten pretty tiresome over the years.
Here's hoping we won't have to go through it all over again whenever Conor enjoys further success in the future.