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The Divided Reaction To McGregor's Sportsperson Of The Year Win

The Divided Reaction To McGregor's Sportsperson Of The Year Win
By Gavin Cooney

Official Ireland confronted the new age of anarchy tonight, as RTE crowned Conor McGregor as their Sportsperson of the Year for 2016.

McGregor wasn't present to pick up his award - he is presumably waiting to for the Marian Finucane show to be his next appearance in Montrose - but he was interviewed by Clare MacNamara, and RTE played a quick acceptance speech afterwards.

McGregor's er, unique brand of self-confidence was bound to be an uneasy sit with an RTE One audience used to watching Ray D'Arcy guffawing at somebody saying something remarkably inoffensive, and it's fair to say that his award win has divided opinion online.

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Mystic Mac strikes again: In 2013 he tweeted 'two belts, shares in the company and the respect and acclaim of Ray D'Arcy's RTE One viewers'.

See Also: Watch: The Beautiful Axel Foley Tribute From The RTÉ Sport Awards

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