UFC superstar Conor McGregor has hailed “die hard” Celtic fans after they displayed a banner citing one of his most famous quotes at last night’s Champions League clash against FC Astana.
The Dubliner, who is due to fight boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr next week, took to Twitter after images of the display at Celtic Park went viral.
He said: “Celtic Football Club STAND UP!!! This is what die hard support from your fans looks like!
“What a sight! What a team! Thank you all!”
Celtic Football Club STAND UP!!!
This is what die hard support from your fans looks like!
What a sight! What a team!
Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/txU38gCogI
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 17, 2017
The banner was displayed by the Green Brigade on their return to the stadium after being banned from home games against Rosenborg and Hearts.
The Hoops thrashed FC Astana 5-0 last night.
The huge banner depicted three club players and read: “We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over.”
This is a quote from early in McGregor’s fighting career. The Irishman is a Celtic fan.