Social media users accuse Conor McGregor of ‘assaulting’ Heat’s mascot

After UFC star Conor McGregor punched the Miami Heat’s mascot, Burnie, during a mid-game skit, some social media users have wondered why McGregor hasn’t been charged with assault.

“I know this was part of a bit but Connor [sic] McGregor has had so many encounters with the law over issues of violence that I’m perplexed as to how he is still allowed in the US,” wrote one user on Twitter. 

“The @MiamiHEAT should have @TheNotoriousMMA arrested for assault,” wrote another user. “He beat up poor Burnie the mascot. Hey Conor, it was supposed to be a skit, not a scrum. What the hell is wrong with you? Get well, Burnie.”

“Why isn’t McGregor charged with assault?” asked another. “Also, why is any team having anything to do with that guy? He has a long history of assault. He’s the definition of a thug.”

“What? That’s assault,” yet another user wrote. “Using real punches instead of pulling them is a horrible thing to do. And they let him just keep sitting there instead of telling him to leave when he punched a person who is part of the organization”.