UFC star Conor McGregor has offered a €50,000 reward for information leading to an arson attack on his Dublin pub.
In the now-deleted social media post, the fighter asked for help identifying the “little deli chicken head” suspected of having committed the arson.
The Black Forge Inn in Crumlin was attacked just before midnight on January 12 when a bottle of fire accelerant was set on fire and thrown into the back of the property.
Gardaí said there was no significant damage and no arrests had been made so far.
In an Instagram post today, McGregor shared CCTV footage from the night of the incident, showing a person walking down an alleyway behind the pub.
The suspect, wearing a hoodie and tracksuit, is then seen throwing a flaming object over a back gate before fleeing the scene.
In his appeal, McGregor said: “Hey guys. I have a $50,000 reward in every 100 crisp, untouched bills. Not a wrinkle on them.
“The wrinkle-free green backs. I call them delicious. For everyone who tells us who this little delicacy head is.
“The walking, running and scrawny physique are all very distinctive.
“Nothing is said, but done. Contact who can reach me. Look forward to doing business,” he added, along with a euro bill emoji.
The video was viewed around 200,000 times before it was deleted a few minutes later.
The MMA fighter shared another message this afternoon: “Wow that was quick. Thank you good Samaritan.”
Gardaí continue to investigate the incident.
McGregor bought the Black Forge Inn in 2020 for €2million and later spent a further €1million refurbishing the pub.
It has also recently received planning permission with 10 planning conditions attached by the council for the project which will see an extension to the rear of the venue.
The UFC star is also a regular at the premises, posing for photos with fans and currently training for his next fight.
In a statement at the time of the incident, a Garda spokesman said they were “investigating an incident of attempted criminal damage at a licensed building in Drimnagh Road, Crumlin last night Wednesday 12th January 2022.
“There was no damage to the property. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses regarding this incident and are asked to get in touch with Gardaí.
“Gardaí is particularly keen that anyone who has overnight camera footage of the area make it available to them.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Crumlin Garda Station on 01 666 2000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station,” he added.
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