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# Controversial

All time
# sustained pressure
Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?
The veteran host has made controversial comments before – so why was this time different?
# Controversial
Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam
The councillor posted a series of controversial comments on Twitter regarding migrants and Islam.
# Sharia Law
Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam
Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.
# You Cannot Be Serious!
John McEnroe says Serena Williams would rank 700th in the world on the men's tour
The American said he still believed she was the best female player ever.
# experiment
Do you agree with this controversial video referee decision from the France-England match?
Raphael Varane was sent off after some deliberation, much to the dismay of his team-mates.
# Controversial
Former star Margaret Court says tennis is 'full of lesbians'
The 24-time Grand Slam champion great also claimed transgender children were the work of “the devil”.
# Reaction
John Terry 'couldn't care less' about farewell criticism
The arrangement was later described as contrived and embarrassing by some pundits.
# Controversial
WTA slams 'unacceptable' Madrid Open over Nastase ceremony appearance
Nastase presented Simona Halep with her trophy last night.
# uncertainty
Has controversial star moved on from the NFL after national anthem protest?
Some believe teams won’t sign Colin Kaepernick because of his actions last season.
# brave move
The couple on At Your Service completely ignored the Brennans' main advice last night
This is a turn up.
# you've gotta see her
Sharapova returns to professional tennis today, 15 months after revealing positive drugs test
However, plenty of players aren’t happy that she is being granted wildcard entries into tournaments.
# kween
Rihanna has Photoshopped the Queen's head onto some of her most iconic looks and it's causing waves
Instagram is lighting up.
# Reaction
Furious Ancelotti wants VARs after Bayern's controversial exit
Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti did not mince his words about the referee after going out of the Champions League to Real Madrid.
# oaty goodness
Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland's favourite food brand
Love Irish Food favourites survey asked 2,150 people about their most-beloved foods.
# Controversial
Arsene Wenger defends decision to drop Alexis Sanchez
The manager downplayed the significance of his decision to leave out the Chile international.
# Controversial
Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games
Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.
# statement
Controversial tennis star Kyrgios wore an interesting t-shirt to a press conference last night
He wore a ‘F**k Donald Trump’ top after beating Rafael Nadal.
# legal limbo
White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands
Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .
# Stance
Wiggins lashes out against 'ludicrous' calls to make TUEs public
It’s been a difficult week for the former Tour de France winner.
# Disappointment
Man United begin Europa League campaign with defeat after controversial winner
Tonny Vilhena struck late in the second half as the Dutch outfit downed Jose Mourinho’s men.
# Hard done by
'I don't know what you're supposed to do with your arm in that situation' - Boyle on penalty decision
The defender felt aggrieved by referee Deniz Aytekin’s call in the second half of tonight’s Champions League play-off.
# Reaction
'AIBA a f*****g disgrace to sport!' Paddy Barnes and others react to Michael Conlan's Olympics loss
“I thought Katie’s was really bad yesterday, but this takes the biscuit.”
# Diet
New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children
The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.
# Controversial
There was an "unlawful entry" at the Moore St battlefield site this morning
The government also says workers at the site are being harassed.
# Controversial
Russian boxers cleared to fight at Rio 2016
The IOC’s review panel has granted permission for the 11 athletes to compete at this month’s Games.
# Wave Goodbye
The NFL's most controversial concussion doctor is retiring
Elliot Pellman spent 30 years with the NFL, including time as the New York Jets’ team doctor
# Controversial
Aidan O'Shea tricks the referee into awarding Mayo a crucial penalty with blatant dive
And it ended Fermanagh’s summer.
# migrant crisis
Denmark has confiscated thousands of euros from immigrants under controversial new laws
Police in Copenhagen took the money from two men and three women from Iran.
# Controversial
'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan
The Bolton-born fighter is considering the option but the WBC is vowing to impose two-year bans on any pros who fight at the Olympics.
# Mistake
Controversial tennis star Tomic regrets '$10 million' outburst
The player is trying to repair his public image as he prepares for the second round of the French Open.
# Controversial
Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"
Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.
# flash
Model defends controversial 'upskirt' Calvin Klein ad
Some people have described the image as predatory.
# Controversial
Jack Grealish named in England U21 squad
After a controversial country switch, Grealish will make his first English appearance soon.
# Controversial
Child benefit tied to school attendance in draft programme for government
The clause says the measure is to “address poor attendance within some families”.
# slip of the tongue
Tomás O Sé apologises for Dublin 'scumbag' claim
The Kerry legend backtracked on social media for his remarks on national radio.
# Controversial
Gerry Adams: “I’ve never seen myself as white. That’s only skin deep."
The Sinn Féin leader has again defended his comparison of Irish nationalists with African-American slaves.
# red card
Vardy controversially sent off for diving before Leicester find a 95th-minute equaliser
Premier League leaders Leicester had to battle back to claim a 2-2 draw with West Ham.
# Controversial
Pictures: More than 100 migrants have been sent back to Turkey
Yesterday saw the second wave of deportations.
# Controversial
Uefa cite ‘Manchester is full of sh*t’ chant but ignore songs on tragedies
The governing body only notes one song in their charge sheet from the recent Europa League clash.
# Controversial
'It was a dark time' - James McClean opens up on supporter abuse
The midfielder feels that his actions are being blown out of proportion.