Mayweather says he’s taken no offence to comments
CONOR McGREGOR has been accused of hurling a racist insult at rival Floyd Mayweather during their heated press conference.
The Irish and American rivals have traded verbal blows in their X-rated press tour which kicked off on Tuesday.
But some fans on social media have claimed that the Notorious took it too far and made a racist comment to the Money man.
A number of fans have taken offence after McGregor said “dance for me boy” to the boxer.
In America the term has racist connotations stretching back to the time of slavery, with African Americans called ‘boy’ to suggest they weren’t on the same footing as white men.
Opinion appears to be split on social media, with as many defending McGregor’s comments as those attacking him.
Mayweather himself said he wasn’t offended by the comments.
He told TMZ Sports: “”We all know there’s only 2 types of boys – a white boy and a cowboy – and I’m neither.
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“Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive.
“A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I’m not worried about that.
“It is what it is. He’s entitled to feel how he wants to feel.”
“I just want to stay in my zone and stay focused.”
The next leg of the explosive tour takes place in New York, with the pair heading to London on Friday night.
Around 10,000 people are expected to rock up to Wembley Arena for the press conference.
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