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Conor McGregor Sparks Outrage for Racist Taunt at Floyd Mayweather Jr.: ‘Dance for Me, Boy!’

Conor McGregor Sparks Outrage for Racist Taunt at Floyd Mayweather Jr.: ‘Dance for Me, Boy!’

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s first joint promotional appearance was meant to drum up excitement for their Aug. 26 fight. But an offensive taunt at the trash-talking event has many accusing the Irish Ufc star of racist behavior — again.

As Mayweather Jr. showed off his shadowboxing moves at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Tuesday, McGregor was heard yelling, “Dance for me, boy!” before quickly changing his statement to “Dance for me, sir!”

The verbal jab quickly caught the attention of the Twittersphere, with social media users comparing the taunt to insults used during the slave and Jim Crow eras to belittle African-American men.

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