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ESPN's Conor McGregor article had a very strange depiction of the capital - and Dubliners are not impressed

Dublin Live logo Dublin Live 08/08/2017 Laura Lyne
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Dubliners have been left bemused over an article by ESPN writer Wright Thompson about Conor McGregor and his "clannish, parochial" hometown.

The article, which was published yesterday, describes Dublin as a city in which crossing the "wrong street" is "reason enough for an a**-whipping".

Delving into McGregor's home of Crumlin in "gritty" Dublin 12, he describes the "inner city" area and its neighbouring "project" Drimnagh.

The article says: "It's a clannish, parochial place. Crossing the wrong street has traditionally been reason enough for an ass-whipping.

"Men have had to drop dates off at bus stops instead of walking them all the way home. About 60 boxing clubs still dot the city, training kids to defend themselves and their block, each gym a world unto itself.

"The neighboring, rival communities of Crumlin and Drimnagh are within the gritty Dublin 12 postcode, separated only by Crumlin Road, which runs on an east-west diagonal."

While Dublin certainly has its problems, the capital is certainly not the crime-ridden, no-go city it has been described as.

And it seems that Dubliners on Twitter don't quite agree with how their hometown has been portrayed either:


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