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REPORTER'S 'GANGLAND HOTBED' LAUGHED AT BY FANS.

THE US journalist who described Dublin as "on-edge" from gangland crime has been ridiculed on social media.

ESPN reporter Wright Thompson, who tried to link McGregor's Crumlin upbringing to the Kinahan-Hutch feud, said the area is "a place where fighting was tied to the daily act of living". He also maintained The Notorious pursued an MMA career as "he didn't want to look over his shoulder for the rest of his life".

Thompson's original piece was met with backlash as people took to Twitter made fun of it. One social media user from Crumlin said she didn't realise she was taking her life into her hands walking the "mean streets of D12".

Another said "It's Crumlin, for God's sake, not Tegucigalpa."

Thompson also gave a violent narrative of what he called "the actual Dublin". He said: "There is the tourist part of Dublin that's very different from the actual Dublin which is a very clannish parochial place.

"Over the last 20 years there have been two major feuds between rival cocaine gangs. Both of those started in the neighbourhood where Conor is from."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Aug 9, 2017
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