C’est sur Instagram que la star des sports de combat irlandaise a annoncé une triste nouvelle, le décès de sa tante, Anne. Un post qui a créé un énorme quiproquo, en pleine épidémie de coronavirus.

“J’ai reçu un appel téléphonique me disant que ma charmante petite tante Anne était décédée. Je ne pouvais plus vivre. Ma pauvre petite tante aimante et amicale. La sœur de ma mère. Ce putain de stupide virus” a-t-il d’abord déclaré sur Instagram, faisant référence au Covid-19. Plusieurs heures plus tard, le boxeur Conor McGregor est revenu sur ses propos. “Je souhaite clarifier les choses : elle n’a pas été victime du coronavirus (…) Alors que nous préparons ses obsèques, je sais que nombre d’entre nous seront confrontés au virus dans les prochaines semaines. Et tandis que ma famille s’est rassemblée, je vous demande de faire l’effort d’être présent auprès de vos amis et de votre famille durant les jours à venir, qui seront stressants“.

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Ireland you amazing, amazing country. I believe we have this virus contained. And through this containment, we actually may have gone and contained them all. The good habits we will have now gained from this wild covid-19 attack will see us too strong in future. Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene. What we should really be all doing anyway. I have always been on with my hand hygiene. But not enough. If I think of all the people approaching to shake hands and what not. I often get people say to me please I don’t want a picture, just let me shake your hand. And I’m like yes friend thank you. As it’s more efficient than taking a full picture. But it’s too careless. And too frequent. Touching my own hand to my face as well. Too unaware of the frequency I’d do it. Until now. I’d train my ass off, to the point of low immunity. It’s inevitable with the intensity of the training. The immune system will be tested. I would float around in this manner, and always end up catching little colds and flus. I feel bullet proof right now though! I’m switched on like a motherfucker now. Stay vigilant on our personal hygiene people. And our personal space. God speed to us all ❤️ We are not there yet but we are well on our way. On our way in a big way! To the people of the world. We will do this! We are doing this! It’s done. We did it. Congratulations! Oh And it’s summer time now too. Wow! Oh and Who am I fighting. … These photos are from a few days ago at a studio in Dublin’s City centre. I was to announce to the world my @properwhiskey donation to @Tunnel2Towers. A great day! A proud day, I brought my family with me to the studio. Sitting in the chair about to beam live to all the U.S morning talk shows, I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Anne had passed away. I couldn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister. This stupid fucking virus. What the fuck is happening. I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank fuck! Lord thank you 🙏 Stay tight people! We are all we got ❤️ Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you

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