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#Controversial

# controversial - Friday 9 September, 2022

Bosnia decision to play Russia friendly sparks backlash
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Bosnia decision to play Russia friendly sparks backlash

Sep 9th 2022, 10:29 PM 52,747 Views 27 Comments

Bosnia’s national football federation has accepted an offer from the Russian federation to play a friendly on November 19.

# controversial - Sunday 4 September, 2022

Premier League asks PGMOL to review VAR decisions at Chelsea and Newcastle
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Premier League asks PGMOL to review VAR decisions at Chelsea and Newcastle

Sep 4th 2022, 4:33 PM 9,424 Views 4 Comments

West Ham were denied a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge while a Tyrick Mitchell own goal was chalked off at St James’ Park.

# controversial - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

'I don't think they should drop the hammer' - McIlroy understands why golfers joined Saudi tour
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

'I don't think they should drop the hammer' - McIlroy understands why golfers joined Saudi tour

Jun 1st 2022, 4:47 PM 6,190 Views 4 Comments

The 33-year-old reiterated that he has no plans to play in the Liv Golf Invitational Series.

# controversial - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Wayne Rooney may be in trouble over controversial comments
# Scrutiny
From The42
# Scrutiny

Wayne Rooney may be in trouble over controversial comments

Feb 8th 2022, 11:38 PM 21,179 Views 9 Comments

The former Manchester United player admitted he changed his studs to ‘big, long metal ones to try and hurt someone’.

# controversial - Friday 15 October, 2021

PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty

Oct 15th 2021, 10:48 PM 3,619 Views 0 Comments

PSG had to come from behind against Angers, with Danilo Pereira heading in the equaliser.

# controversial - Friday 23 July, 2021

'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 9,318 Views 8 Comments

South African official Marius Jonker will be the television match official.

# controversial - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Premier League fights back against reports of Super League breakaway
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Premier League fights back against reports of Super League breakaway

Updated Apr 18th 2021, 4:42 PM 49,746 Views 49 Comments

The Champions League is set for a reform.

# controversial - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Real Madrid in sight of Champions League quarters after controversial red card
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Real Madrid in sight of Champions League quarters after controversial red card

Feb 24th 2021, 10:35 PM 4,457 Views 0 Comments

Ferland Mendy scored late as the Spanish side beat 10-man Atalanta.

# controversial - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Controversial Premier League pay-per-view model looks set to end
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Controversial Premier League pay-per-view model looks set to end

Nov 5th 2020, 10:45 PM 5,320 Views 2 Comments

Fans needed to pay £14.95 to watch games not selected for regular television broadcast in the UK.

# controversial - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Jose Mourinho defends Harry Kane over controversial penalty incident
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Jose Mourinho defends Harry Kane over controversial penalty incident

Nov 4th 2020, 1:41 PM 8,128 Views 6 Comments

The Portuguese coach launched an impassioned defence of the striker’s actions.

# controversial - Monday 26 October, 2020

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Legislation
# Legislation

Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 26th 2020, 6:53 PM 48,577 Views 94 Comments

President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.

# controversial - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'We’ve repaired our differences' - Nathan Jones returns to Luton after controversial exit
# Return
From The42
# Return

'We’ve repaired our differences' - Nathan Jones returns to Luton after controversial exit

May 28th 2020, 2:22 PM 3,580 Views 1 Comment

The former Stoke boss has returned to the club he departed 16 months ago.

# controversial - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Quiz: Do you remember the details of these controversial TV moments?
# Controversial
# Controversial

Quiz: Do you remember the details of these controversial TV moments?

May 21st 2020, 9:30 PM 51,330 Views 18 Comments

Won’t somebody please think of the children?

# controversial - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Barcelona sign ex-Middlesbrough forward Braithwaite on emergency deal
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Barcelona sign ex-Middlesbrough forward Braithwaite on emergency deal

Feb 20th 2020, 10:47 AM 6,659 Views 14 Comments

The Denmark international has joined from Leganes, who have not been permitted to replace him.

# controversial - Monday 2 December, 2019

Councillors reject motion to have support for O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment project rescinded
# Controversial
# Controversial

Councillors reject motion to have support for O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment project rescinded

Dec 2nd 2019, 10:20 PM 13,266 Views 21 Comments

The O’Devaney project will see a number of new homes developed, including social and affordable housing.

# controversial - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
# Tweets
# Tweets

'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments

Updated Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 25,388 Views 22 Comments

Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.

# controversial - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football

Aug 21st 2019, 3:41 PM 42,759 Views 62 Comments

The Sky pundit has come under fire for comments about Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute disallowed goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs.

# controversial - Monday 12 August, 2019

Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia
# Clash On The Dunes
From The42
# Clash On The Dunes

Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia

Aug 12th 2019, 5:04 PM 23,424 Views 31 Comments

Eddie Hearn has been criticised for choosing a country with an ‘abysmal human rights record’ for the latest world heavyweight title fight.

# controversial - Monday 15 July, 2019

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby

Jul 15th 2019, 10:50 AM 6,327 Views 5 Comments

Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.

# controversial - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Verstappen ends Mercedes run but stewards investigate
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Verstappen ends Mercedes run but stewards investigate

Jun 30th 2019, 4:29 PM 8,713 Views 3 Comments

The Dutchman’s dramatic overtaking move was immediately announced as under investigation by the officials.

# controversial - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'

Jun 6th 2019, 6:42 PM 8,552 Views 9 Comments

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has defended his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.

# controversial - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing

Updated May 4th 2019, 10:37 AM 10,903 Views 63 Comments

The 30-year-old was informed last month of plans to terminate his multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal after he posted on social media that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.

# controversial - Friday 22 February, 2019

Controversial Hernandez strike helps West Ham push Fulham closer to relegation trapdoor
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Controversial Hernandez strike helps West Ham push Fulham closer to relegation trapdoor

Feb 22nd 2019, 10:25 PM 6,135 Views 6 Comments

Fulham failed to capitalise on an early lead as Claudio Ranieri’s side slumped to another Premier League loss.

# controversial - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Rio Ferdinand throws his support behind Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over club sale talks
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Rio Ferdinand throws his support behind Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over club sale talks

Jan 12th 2019, 9:03 PM 15,241 Views 13 Comments

The BT Sport pundit was speaking ahead of Newcastle’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

# controversial - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019
# Controversial
# Controversial

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019

Sep 13th 2018, 3:57 PM 15,526 Views 51 Comments

The more controversial choice of Jerusalem was rejected in favour of Tel Aviv.

# controversial - Friday 20 July, 2018

Gary Neville embroiled in Twitter row after controversial signing of Irish striker
# Argument
From The42
# Argument

Gary Neville embroiled in Twitter row after controversial signing of Irish striker

Jul 20th 2018, 1:44 PM 22,008 Views 11 Comments

Adam Rooney’s move from Aberdeen to Salford has provoked plenty of debate.

# controversial - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Jul 15th 2018, 4:54 PM 11,222 Views 23 Comments

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

# controversial - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida
# Miami
# Miami

Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Jun 19th 2018, 7:06 AM 69,229 Views 51 Comments

The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight.

# controversial - Friday 25 May, 2018

Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons
# Controversial
# Controversial

Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons

May 25th 2018, 9:42 PM 47,371 Views 32 Comments

The 14-month-old has a rather famous namesake.

# controversial - Monday 21 May, 2018

Legia Warsaw win Polish championship in dramatic circumstances after final game abandoned
# Polish Finish
From The42
# Polish Finish

Legia Warsaw win Polish championship in dramatic circumstances after final game abandoned

May 21st 2018, 11:44 AM 6,820 Views 1 Comment

The title-winners finished three points ahead of former Irish international Cillian Sheridan’s Jagiellona Białystok.

# controversial - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster
# Official Business
From The42
# Official Business

South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster

May 15th 2018, 10:42 AM 6,460 Views 12 Comments

The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.

# controversial - Friday 27 April, 2018

Pochettino says the FA's controversial Harry Kane tweet was 'embarrassing'
# RETORT
From The42
# RETORT

Pochettino says the FA's controversial Harry Kane tweet was 'embarrassing'

Apr 27th 2018, 7:27 PM 7,031 Views 4 Comments

The Tottenham boss has criticised the Football Association for a joke about their FA Cup semi-final defeat.

# controversial - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Caster Semenya could be affected by new rules for female athletes with high testosterone levels
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Caster Semenya could be affected by new rules for female athletes with high testosterone levels

Apr 26th 2018, 1:50 PM 4,507 Views 13 Comments

The controversial move has been seen as targeting the double Olympic 800m champion.

# controversial - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card

Feb 22nd 2018, 2:08 PM 4,235 Views 19 Comments

Graham Cummins was dismissed against St Patrick’s Athletic last week.

# controversial - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Jurgen Klopp fuming after Harry Kane penalty denies Liverpool
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Jurgen Klopp fuming after Harry Kane penalty denies Liverpool

Feb 4th 2018, 7:25 PM 12,438 Views 51 Comments

The Reds boss confronted Jon Moss on the pitch at full-time.

# controversial - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'I think it is normal' - Klopp defends VAR after controversies in West Brom loss
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

'I think it is normal' - Klopp defends VAR after controversies in West Brom loss

Jan 28th 2018, 10:34 AM 7,105 Views 11 Comments

After long delays while officials consulted VAR during Saturday’s FA Cup exit, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp defended the system.

# controversial - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?
# Sustained Pressure
# Sustained Pressure

Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?

Sep 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 49,339 Views 237 Comments

The veteran host has made controversial comments before – so why was this time different?

# controversial - Friday 8 September, 2017

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam
# Controversial
# Controversial

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam

Sep 8th 2017, 6:26 PM 14,815 Views 238 Comments

The councillor posted a series of controversial comments on Twitter regarding migrants and Islam.

# controversial - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam
# Sharia Law
# Sharia Law

Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam

Sep 7th 2017, 9:17 AM 27,250 Views 272 Comments

Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.

# controversial - Monday 26 June, 2017

John McEnroe says Serena Williams would rank 700th in the world on the men's tour
# You Cannot Be Serious!
From The42
# You Cannot Be Serious!

John McEnroe says Serena Williams would rank 700th in the world on the men's tour

Jun 26th 2017, 3:46 PM 42,010 Views 84 Comments

The American said he still believed she was the best female player ever.

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