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Photo of UFC champion Conor McGregor holding 'gun' investigated by Irish police

Published 08/01/2016

Conor McGregor posted photo on Instagram with the caption 'Put the fight game in the bag and step away from the vechicle'
Conor McGregor posted photo on Instagram with the caption 'Put the fight game in the bag and step away from the vechicle'

Gardai have confirmed they are investigating a photo posted by UFC champion Conor McGregor to social media.

The photo appears to show the athlete posing with what is believed to be a replica submachine gun.

He is sitting in the front seat of his BMW i8 car - one of only a handful of its type in Ireland, with a price-tag of €150,000.

He posted it on his Instagram account at around 2am on Thursday with the caption ‘Put the fight game in the bag and step away from the vechicle’.

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A garda spokesperson told Independent.ie: “We are investigating the circumstances under which the photo was taken. Gardai from Crumlin are investigating.”

There are conflicting suggestions over whether the item is a replica Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine gun with a silencer attached.

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