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# banned - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Bundee Aki banned for three games, ruled out of Connacht's Champions Cup play-off
# Big Blow
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# Big Blow

Bundee Aki banned for three games, ruled out of Connacht's Champions Cup play-off

Apr 27th 2017, 4:34 PM 17,422 Views 37 Comments

The centre faced a Pro12 disciplinary panel today over comments made to referee Ian Davies.

# banned - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head
# Banned
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# Banned

Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head

Apr 16th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,021 Views 1 Comment

The Australia number eight will now miss the next month of Super Rugby action.

# banned - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column
# Goodison Park
# Goodison Park

Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column

Apr 15th 2017, 12:52 PM 28,368 Views 70 Comments

The column by MacKenzie discussing Everton player Ross Barkley in derogatory fashion has caused outrage.

# banned - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Stade Français wing Raisuqe gets 10-week ban for this stamp
# Suspended
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# Suspended

Stade Français wing Raisuqe gets 10-week ban for this stamp

Apr 5th 2017, 5:11 PM 8,899 Views 6 Comments

The Fijian served a 15-week suspension last season for a gouge on CJ Stander.

# banned - Monday 27 March, 2017

Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'
# Canada
# Canada

Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'

Mar 27th 2017, 9:02 PM 23,588 Views 42 Comments

Lorne Grabher had been using his surname on his car for a number of years.

# banned - Monday 20 March, 2017

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier
# Banned
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# Banned

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier

Mar 20th 2017, 4:46 PM 13,404 Views 9 Comments

The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.

# banned - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin
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# Banned

England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin

Feb 28th 2017, 5:19 PM 7,315 Views 5 Comments

Katy McLean will be unavailable for the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.

# banned - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Vietnamese players banned for two years over 'mannequin-style' protest
# Banned
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# Banned

Vietnamese players banned for two years over 'mannequin-style' protest

Feb 22nd 2017, 9:17 AM 7,093 Views 6 Comments

A goalkeeper turned his back on a penalty as part of the protest.

14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex
# Sydney
# Sydney

14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:03 AM 38,202 Views 30 Comments

There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.

# banned - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test
# Banned
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# Banned

Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test

Feb 8th 2017, 10:58 AM 4,984 Views 5 Comments

Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic hurdles champion, is serving a three-month ban.

# banned - Monday 6 February, 2017

All Blacks lock Tuipulotu suspended after failed drugs test
# Banned
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# Banned

All Blacks lock Tuipulotu suspended after failed drugs test

Feb 6th 2017, 9:25 AM 9,290 Views 14 Comments

The 24-year-old tested positive for a banned substance during November’s tour of the northern hemisphere.

# banned - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

White House spokesman says order is 'not a travel ban' (despite Trump saying it was yesterday)

White House spokesman says order is 'not a travel ban' (despite Trump saying it was yesterday)

Jan 31st 2017, 7:30 PM 11,858 Views 61 Comments

The ban has been described as “mean-spirited” by the UN.

# banned - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids
# Banned
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# Banned

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jan 17th 2017, 11:52 AM 4,501 Views 0 Comments

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

# banned - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site
# Banned
# Banned

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site

Jan 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,693 Views 9 Comments

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

# banned - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Dallas Cowboys star Randy Gregory loses suspension appeal and will miss NFL playoffs
# Bad News
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# Bad News

Dallas Cowboys star Randy Gregory loses suspension appeal and will miss NFL playoffs

Jan 5th 2017, 11:25 PM 4,920 Views 4 Comments

Gregory will miss the Cowboys’ playoff run due to multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

# banned - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

France moves to ban Vitamin D supplement after death of newborn baby
# Probable Link
# Probable Link

France moves to ban Vitamin D supplement after death of newborn baby

Jan 4th 2017, 5:28 PM 35,687 Views 6 Comments

The 10-day-old baby died after being given the supplement just before Christmas.

# banned - Monday 2 January, 2017

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland
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# Banned

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 12,154 Views 34 Comments

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.

# banned - Friday 16 December, 2016

Rugby player given 3-year ban for shocking no-arms hit on female ref
# Disgraced
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# Disgraced

Rugby player given 3-year ban for shocking no-arms hit on female ref

Dec 16th 2016, 9:47 AM 16,698 Views 36 Comments

Italian Rugby Federation hand down heaviest punishment in 20 years to Bruno Doglioli.

# banned - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany
# Burqa Ban
# Burqa Ban

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany

Dec 6th 2016, 2:00 PM 18,821 Views 129 Comments

She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.

Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland?

Dec 6th 2016, 8:32 AM 34,202 Views 188 Comments

Four major cities announced recently they would be bringing in bans in the next decade.

# banned - Friday 18 November, 2016

CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use
# Drugs
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# Drugs

CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use

Nov 18th 2016, 12:28 PM 5,162 Views 8 Comments

Finland international Roman Eremenko has been handed a lengthy suspension by UEFA after failing a doping test.

# banned - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Saracens wing Chris Ashton cops 13-week ban for biting
# Guilty
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# Guilty

Saracens wing Chris Ashton cops 13-week ban for biting

Sep 21st 2016, 8:19 AM 7,031 Views 19 Comments

The 29-year-old is suspended until December for biting Alex Waller.

# banned - Thursday 8 September, 2016

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal
# Banned
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# Banned

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal

Sep 8th 2016, 4:41 PM 22,592 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.

# banned - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Jul 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 9,789 Views 50 Comments

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

# banned - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls
# Nero
# Nero

Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls

Jul 20th 2016, 8:54 AM 32,896 Views 490 Comments

Milo Yiannopoulos was told his account is being permanently suspended due to repeated violations of the Twitter rules.

# banned - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran
# Too Little Too Late
From The42
# Too Little Too Late

Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran

Jun 26th 2016, 2:42 PM 7,341 Views 15 Comments

The fullback was fortunate not to be issued a red card in the first half of yesterday’s Test.

# banned - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Jun 21st 2016, 3:09 PM 16,824 Views 121 Comments

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

# banned - Monday 13 June, 2016

CJ Stander handed one-week ban after lengthy disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg
# Banned
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# Banned

CJ Stander handed one-week ban after lengthy disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg

Jun 13th 2016, 7:55 PM 17,110 Views 56 Comments

The powerful Munster man will miss the second Test of Ireland’s tour in South Africa, but will be back for the encounter in Port Elizabeth.

# banned - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent
# Choke Tackle
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# Choke Tackle

David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent

Apr 5th 2016, 12:02 PM 7,522 Views 9 Comments

Pocock pleaded guilty to grasping Michael Leitch’s neck.

# banned - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned
# Coffee And Doughnuts
# Coffee And Doughnuts

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned

Mar 22nd 2016, 4:18 PM 20,996 Views 27 Comments

The advertising watchdog upheld a complaint that the ad appears to reference underage drinking.

# banned - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Censorship board bans book for the first time since 1998
# The Raped Little Runaway
# The Raped Little Runaway

Censorship board bans book for the first time since 1998

Mar 12th 2016, 5:22 PM 41,569 Views 107 Comments

It includes graphic descriptions of a child being raped.

# banned - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Italian stalwart Castrogiovanni to miss Ireland game after two-week ban for stamp
# Big Loss
From The42
# Big Loss

Italian stalwart Castrogiovanni to miss Ireland game after two-week ban for stamp

Mar 2nd 2016, 4:55 PM 2,871 Views 6 Comments

The prop will be unavailable for the game in Dublin on 12 March.

# banned - Friday 22 January, 2016

Snow White book banned from Qatar school over 'sexual innuendo'
# Brothers Grimm
# Brothers Grimm

Snow White book banned from Qatar school over 'sexual innuendo'

Jan 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 23,179 Views 73 Comments

A complaint came from the father of a pupil.

# banned - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Leinster's Fergus McFadden handed three-week ban for stamp on Nathan White
# Bold Corner
From The42
# Bold Corner

Leinster's Fergus McFadden handed three-week ban for stamp on Nathan White

Jan 6th 2016, 4:39 PM 5,243 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland international accepted he committed an act of foul play.

# banned - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads
# Banned
# Banned

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 36,997 Views 16 Comments

Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

# banned - Friday 11 December, 2015

Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore
# Corporal Punishment
# Corporal Punishment

Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore

Dec 11th 2015, 8:10 AM 23,529 Views 159 Comments

Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.

# banned - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees handed 7-week ban for sickening stamp
# Banned
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# Banned

Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees handed 7-week ban for sickening stamp

Nov 25th 2015, 2:46 PM 7,526 Views 7 Comments

The former Wales captain was given a reduced suspension due to his ‘clean disciplinary record.’

# banned - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Jimmy Gopperth to miss Leinster return after being suspended for this flying-punch
# Banned
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# Banned

Jimmy Gopperth to miss Leinster return after being suspended for this flying-punch

Nov 4th 2015, 5:35 PM 10,984 Views 8 Comments

The Wasps fly-half has been handed a three-week ban.

# banned - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
# Smacking Ban
# Smacking Ban

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

Oct 21st 2015, 3:05 PM 19,256 Views 72 Comments

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

# banned - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Sean O'Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash
# Tullow Tank
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash

Oct 13th 2015, 8:54 PM 50,884 Views 128 Comments

The Tullow Tank will be hoping to fight for his place again if Ireland reach the semi-final.