On Wednesday evening, Roseann Brennan spoke to The Niall Boylan Show on Classic Hits 4FM about why she believes UFC star Conor McGregor owes the families of road traffic accidents an apology.
Roseann Brennan is the mother of 6 year old Jake Brennan who was killed in 2014 when he was knocked down by a car in their housing estate.
The mother set up a group called ‘Jake’s Legacy’ which was created in the hope of decreasing speed limits to 30km/h in residential areas.
Conor McGregor posted a video on his Instagram account of himself driving his car while recording a video on his mobile phone.
The grieving mother told Classic Hits 4FM that the UFC star should apologise to victims of road traffic accidents and their families because she believes his behaviour is very irresponsible.
She told Niall Boylan that McGregor is taking away from the good work being done by herself and many organisations who are trying to reduce the amount of road accidents through awareness and legislation.
She believes he is a role model to many people and he must apologise for the video.
The heartbroken mother said;
“I call out Conor McGregor to publicly give an apology not to me but to the people that were seriously injured or killed on our roads”
When Niall asked was Conor McGregor’s video irresponsible, Roseann Brennan responded
“He (McGregor) is actually saying to them (his fans) it is cool to get in your car, drive, take a selfie and have no seat belt…this is undoing all our work trying to make our roads safe.”
“He is being irresponsible and childish doing something that you’d expect of a teenager…I actually thought he was a clever man but I actually think he is stupid”
” Conor has so much of an influence, if he just used that he could do so much good being a proper role model…what is he playing at?”
Should Conor McGregor make a public apology to road safety campaigners for his video of him recording a video on his mobile phone while driving?