Conor McGregor blasts China over reports of ‘substandard’ medical equipment being sent to Ireland
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Conor McGregor blasts China over reports of ‘substandard’ medical equipment being sent to Ireland

CONOR MCGREGOR has hit out at the Chinese government following reports of “substandard” medical equipment being sent to Ireland from the Far East. 

The UFC star has been a vocal presence on social media during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

McGregor has been at the forefront of the effort to encourage people across the country to stay at home and save lives, while he also donated €1 million of his own money to pay for Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) for medics in Ireland. 

But while the 31-year-old has been a positive presence throughout the  coronavirus crisis, a report from RTE claiming some of the PPE arriving from China did not meet the required safety standards left McGregor angry to say the least. 

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Writing on Twitter, McGregor vented his frustrations at the report. 

“Truly horrendous,” he wrote. “Not only are the prices being raised by these people on all our items. 

“Masks, visors, gloves, ventilators, respirators, oxygen containers, screen monitors, you name it. All jacked in price. 

“The batches coming in are now of no use! Ludicrously inhumane behaviour.” 

McGregor also appeared to hit out at Leo Varadkar’s suggestion that Ireland and China would be working closely together. 

“Take back this thank you and offer of assistance, this instant! It is barbaric what has been done here,” he said. 

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“All the way throughout this pandemic. Barbaric!” 

McGregor continues to train in isolation, having made his return to UFC with victory over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in just 40 seconds at UFC 246. 

The Irishman had been set for at least two more fights in 2020, however those plans have been curtailed with no end date yet set for the ongoing lockdown.