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# Controversial

This year
England boss Southgate understands anger over Henderson's Saudi move
The former Liverpool captain recently joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq.
Investigation into golf’s shock merger welcomed by 9/11 families group
The United States Senate has already opened an investigation into the agreement.
Lionel Messi suspension 'not my decision to take'
The 35-year-old, who is an ambassador for the Saudi Tourism Authority, was pictured in Riyadh on Monday.
IOC gives green light for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in Paris
Russian and Belarusian athletes will have to compete under a neutral flag at the 2024 Olympics.
Leinster Rugby apologise for 'any offence caused' after controversial Wolfe Tones song played at RDS
The Wolfe Tones song Celtic Symphony was played followed Leinster’s URC win against Connacht tonight.
Last year
Portugal boss explains decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo
Fernando Santos insists the call to leave the former Man United star on the bench was ‘purely strategic’.
Galway ring road: Minister says transport plans must include climate as planning permission axed
The green light had been given to the contentious proposal last year.
Bosnia decision to play Russia friendly sparks backlash
Bosnia’s national football federation has accepted an offer from the Russian federation to play a friendly on November 19.
Premier League asks PGMOL to review VAR decisions at Chelsea and Newcastle
West Ham were denied a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge while a Tyrick Mitchell own goal was chalked off at St James’ Park.
'I don't think they should drop the hammer' - McIlroy understands why golfers joined Saudi tour
The 33-year-old reiterated that he has no plans to play in the Liv Golf Invitational Series.
Wayne Rooney may be in trouble over controversial comments
The former Manchester United player admitted he changed his studs to ‘big, long metal ones to try and hurt someone’.
All time
PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty
PSG had to come from behind against Angers, with Danilo Pereira heading in the equaliser.
'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO
South African official Marius Jonker will be the television match official.
Premier League fights back against reports of Super League breakaway
The Champions League is set for a reform.
Real Madrid in sight of Champions League quarters after controversial red card
Ferland Mendy scored late as the Spanish side beat 10-man Atalanta.
Controversial Premier League pay-per-view model looks set to end
Fans needed to pay £14.95 to watch games not selected for regular television broadcast in the UK.
Jose Mourinho defends Harry Kane over controversial penalty incident
The Portuguese coach launched an impassioned defence of the striker’s actions.
Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.
'We’ve repaired our differences' - Nathan Jones returns to Luton after controversial exit
The former Stoke boss has returned to the club he departed 16 months ago.
Quiz: Do you remember the details of these controversial TV moments?
Won’t somebody please think of the children?
Barcelona sign ex-Middlesbrough forward Braithwaite on emergency deal
The Denmark international has joined from Leganes, who have not been permitted to replace him.
Councillors reject motion to have support for O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment project rescinded
The O’Devaney project will see a number of new homes developed, including social and affordable housing.
'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.
Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football
The Sky pundit has come under fire for comments about Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute disallowed goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs.
Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia
Eddie Hearn has been criticised for choosing a country with an ‘abysmal human rights record’ for the latest world heavyweight title fight.
Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby
Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.
Verstappen ends Mercedes run but stewards investigate
The Dutchman’s dramatic overtaking move was immediately announced as under investigation by the officials.
'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'
Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has defended his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.
Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
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 Hernandez strike helps West Ham push Fulham closer to relegation trapdoor
Fulham failed to capitalise on an early lead as Claudio Ranieri’s side slumped to another Premier League loss.
Rio Ferdinand throws his support behind Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over club sale talks
The BT Sport pundit was speaking ahead of Newcastle’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019
The more controversial choice of Jerusalem was rejected in favour of Tel Aviv.
Gary Neville embroiled in Twitter row after controversial signing of Irish striker
Adam Rooney’s move from Aberdeen to Salford has provoked plenty of debate.
Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France
Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.
Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida
The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight.
Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons
The 14-month-old has a rather famous namesake.
Legia Warsaw win Polish championship in dramatic circumstances after final game abandoned
The title-winners finished three points ahead of former Irish international Cillian Sheridan’s Jagiellona Białystok.
South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster
The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.
Pochettino says the FA's controversial Harry Kane tweet was 'embarrassing'
The Tottenham boss has criticised the Football Association for a joke about their FA Cup semi-final defeat.
Caster Semenya could be affected by new rules for female athletes with high testosterone levels
The controversial move has been seen as targeting the double Olympic 800m champion.