Conor McGregor blasts coronavirus after death of his lovely aunt: 'Stupid f****** virus'

The UFC star also praised Ireland's efforts in containing the virus and advised everyone to stay safe


                            Conor McGregor blasts coronavirus after death of his lovely aunt: 'Stupid f****** virus'
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UFC star Conor McGregor mourned the loss of his "lovely" aunt to a suspected case of coronavirus, and ranted against the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it a "stupid f****** virus."

McGregor took to Instagram to confirm his aunt's death and posted a tribute, revealing he received the tragic news a few days ago at a studio in Dublin's City Center as he was preparing to announce his donation to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation.

"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," he wrote. "I couldn’t go live anymore. My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother’s sister."

"What the f*** is happening," he continued. "I took my family to bull island. Looked out at the sea. Took a deep breath. Thank fuck! Lord thank you."

He went on to call it a "stupid f****** virus" and asked people to stay safe and wary. "Stay tight people! We are all we got. Rest in Peace Anne Moore I love you."

In the same post, McGregor, who is Irish, praised Ireland's response to the pandemic and said they were an "amazing, amazing country" who "actually may have gone and contained them all." He also suggested the good habits and hygiene people practiced would serve them well in the long run.

"The good habits we will have now gained from this wild covid-19 attack will see us too strong in future.," McGregor wrote. "Hand hygiene. Touching of own face hygiene. Consistent thorough cleaning of handled areas hygiene. What we should really be all doing anyway."

McGregor admitted he had been "too careless" with his hygiene until now and that he had would "train my a** off, to the point of low immunity," resulting in him always catching little colds and flus but that all of it was behind him now.

"I feel bullet proof right now though!" he shared. "I’m switched on like a m*****f***** 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."

Ireland has, so far, had 90 cases of patients testing positive for COVID-19 and one death, and is one of many countries that has advised its cities to exercise extreme caution while traveling or avoid it altogether.

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