Was Conor McGregor’s taunt against Floyd Mayweather racist?
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor put on quite a show Tuesday night during their pre-fight news conference, dropping f-bombs and throwing insults each others’ way for seemingly an hour straight. But there’s one insult – dropped by Conor McGregor – that has fans of the boxing world a bit upset.
At one point, during Mayweather’s time on the mic, McGregor taunted the boxer by interrupting him with “dance for me boy” while Mayweather was shadow boxing.
Some believe that McGregor’s words came off racist. Here’s the clip:
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Mayweather’s father, however, told TMZ that he doesn’t think it was meant to be racist at all.
“Racist? I don’t know what that got to do with race.
This is a boxing match. I don’t know what that got to do with no racists.”
McGregor likely wasn’t trying to be racist – he’s got enough to worry about over the next month. But it’s also fair to say he could have chosen better words.