By Evan Bleier / March 18, 2019

Police Had to “Dismiss” Conor McGregor From St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston

McGregor was in the parade riding in an SUV that was promoting his Proper No. 12 Whiskey.

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 16: Conor McGregor walks to center ice to drop the puck on Irish Heritage Night on St. Patrick's eve before a game between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets on. March 16, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 16: Conor McGregor walks to center ice to drop the puck on Irish Heritage Night on St. Patrick's eve before a game between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets on. March 16, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

After his vehicle became a problem, Boston police were forced to “dismiss” Conor McGregor from the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

McGregor, who dropped the puck at the Bruins game on Saturday night, was in the parade riding in an SUV that was promoting his Proper No. 12 Whiskey.

Fans were excited to see the mixed martial arts star and began pushing against the barriers which were in place to keep them off the parade route.

Eventually, after McGregor had waved, tossed hats to fans and even stood on the roof of the SUV, police directed his vehicle to leave the parade because crowd control had become unmanageable.

“Conor McGregor was a late addition to a parade, which was a mistake,” state Senator Nick Collins told the Boston Herald. “He didn’t get very far before police had to dismiss him from the parade. They were having breakdowns along the parade route. It was a headache for them that was unsustainable. Some bad decisions were made. We’re going to have to sit down as officials and talk about what went wrong.”

In a statement, a McGregor spokesperson said the fighter left the parade because his children, who were riding in the SUV along with his girlfriend, were getting tired.

“Conor McGregor and his family were honored and excited to be in the Boston St Patrick’s day parade,” the statement said. “Next year, he hopes his children will be old enough to be able to ride the entire parade, unfortunately this year they reached their limit halfway through and the McGregor family had to make an early exit.”

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