Conor McGregor’s social media is the gift that keeps on giving.
After getting some serious stick for his wayward opening pitch at the Chicago Cubs game against the Minnesota Twins, he quickly took to his Instagram to vent his anger at critics.
It’s become somewhat of a time-honoured tradition for celebs and other sports stars to throw the opening pitch at important baseball games. It was McGregor’s chance to take the mound and show off his sporting versatility at the recent Cubs/Twins game, but his pitch was definitely not perfect.
The UFC star almost got his first knockout in recent times, sending the rock-hard baseball high, wide and towards the crowds.
The Notorious was quick to laugh off his foul throw, but found it less funny as people began to mock him, comparing his pitch to the infamous 50 Cent attempt, which went embarrassingly sideways.
Responding on social media, McGregor was outraged by the 50 Cent comparisons, saying: “The audacity to compare mine with this p***! Picture to picture alone buries this. Mine, bar the accuracy, was the most powerful and fastest first pitch of any of these other athletes/artists over the years. No comparison.”
He also went on to highlight his wealth and high ranking in the recent Forbes rich list, pointing to his place above other modern sporting icons.
Returning to talk about the pitch, there was no sign of humility in his analysis of his performance on the mound, as he continued: “All-time Most Power! Put me in the Wrigley hall of fame for that rocket launch.
"Beside some of that nice red brick. Mahogany Oak Frame. Wimbledon lines in the grass. The great Wrigley Field reminds me of the grounds on my land in Ireland. Impeccable.”
It’s becoming hard to tell when McGregor is serious or trolling.
In recent years he has become somewhat of a parody of himself. Intentionally or not, he is solidifying himself as one of the greatest sports entertainers of our generations.
At least when he’s not being outrageously offensive.News Now - Sport News