Strong reaction to Conor McGregor's World Cup final picture with Vladimir Putin

Tanya Simon
July 17, 2018

Conor McGregor was a guest of Russian president Validmir Putin at the World Cup final. The mixed martial arts star added that he was "honored to attend such a landmark event" with Putin.

Conor McGregor has had a busy time of it in recent weeks.

He ended with "Go Russia". written in Russian. Your guess is as good as mine.

No? We're just going to ignore all that and call him a great leader so we can enjoy some World Cup action instead?

The Manchester United midfielder starts for France as they take on Croatia in the final in Moscow as Les Bleus look to take home their second World Cup title.

But eagle-eyed social media users couldn't help but notice the birthday cake behind him.

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The Republican rebuke from Capitol Hill came largely from those lawmakers who have been willing to openly criticize the president. At the joint appearance in Finland with Putin, Trump repeated the Russian leader's denials about involvement in the election.

Conor McGregor is known for his controversial opinions.

And Rob Wright, making reference to comedian Sasha Baron Cohen's spoof interviews, added: 'Really hoping that Conor McGregor turns out to be Sasha Baron Cohen playing the long con, because nothing else makes sense anymore'.

Both fighters were supporting France and both posted pictures on their official Instagram accounts watching the game live.

McGregor made a court apperance last month after he was charged with several crimes following an April bus attack.

McGregor has not fought in the UFC since November 2016, when he won the lightweight belt by defeating Eddie Alvarez.

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