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# Controversial

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# Crossed the line
Pacquiao fired by Nike after homophobic comments
The former Filipino boxing champion described gay couples as ‘worse than animals’.
# Constitution
Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed
It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.
# Controversial
Fury escapes punishment for comments on women, homosexuality and abortion
The world heavyweight champion has not broken the law, so boxing authorities feel they cannot interfere.
# Controversial
Terry bags own-goal then pops up with dramatic 98th-minute equaliser
The Chelsea captain appeared to be in an offside position before drawing level with Everton, however.
# Sick note
'Sick' Aussie tennis star retires from Sydney event amid controversy
Bernard Tomic said his withdrawal was due to illness despite being overheard telling the umpire about his of lack interest.
# Controversial
Messi, Ronaldo snub each other in Ballon d'Or voting
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Arjen Robben both snubbed the Madrid star as well.
# Controversial
Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship
After much debate, the Irish Guards were officially recognised as a London GAA club last September.
# sexism claims
Remember this hugely controversial fitness company? It's back with a new TV ad
Protein World was accused of sexism and ‘fat shaming’ with its ‘beach body ready’ ad last summer.
# Controversial
Influx of refugees to Europe is "an organised invasion" - Czech President
Milos Zemen says that men should instead be staying to fight Isis.
# slumber party
Adult sleepovers are getting seriously popular and it's divided the internet
Controversial, apparently.
# slumber party
Adult sleepovers are getting seriously popular and it's divided the internet
Controversial, apparently.
# Back On
Christmas Kingdom WILL be going ahead in Malahide
This follows another meeting earlier today between local organisations and community representatives.
# Hate speech
Brenda Power draws parallels between criticism of Traveller article and Charlie Hebdo
The Irish Daily Mail columnist has been told by the DPP that she will face no action over the opinion piece.
# Sex Workers
First man arrested under new prostitution laws in the North
A Bill to introduce similar legislation south of the border is currently in the works.
# Controversial
David James seems to think David de Gea is not even Man United's best goalkeeper
The former Liverpool and Man City goalkeeper’s comments on Match of the Daylast weekend are belatedly causing a stir online.
# Controversial
Would you take offence at being called a West Brit? The term has a muddled history
Sinn Féin’s Micheal Mac Donncha caused controversy when he made the remarks earlier this week.
# Controversial
The dates for a pre-Christmas 2022 World Cup have been officially confirmed
The move will heavily disrupt scheduling for the Premier League and several other competitions.
# Controversial
Alex Feguson says he only worked with 4 world class players during his 26 years with United
And Roy Keane is not one of them.
# Slammin' Sam
Cipriani and Burrell out as Sam Burgess picked in England's World Cup squad
Lancaster has gone for seven players with 10 caps of less.
# Controversial
Eamon Dunphy called Louis van Gaal a 'bullsh***er' live on air tonight
The pundit famously apologised for swearing on air during the World Cup.
# Controversial
Should this 'ghost goal' from the FAI Cup have been awarded?
Bray Wanderers benefited from a hugely-contentious call at Dalymount Park on Friday night.
# Changes
6 other controversial footballing substitutions
Following John Terry’s premature departure against Man City yesterday, we recall similarly infamous moments from down through the years.
# Controversial
This new crisp sandwich cafe in the UK is serving some vile combinations
It would never have come about without the one in Belfast, says the owner.
# Pranksters
Hulk Hogan's Twitter account has got the whole internet talking today
Please, stop retweeting things.
# Return
Lance Armstrong embarks on controversial Tour de France stage
The 43-year-old American, who himself is a cancer survivor, stressed he was riding for a “great cause”.
# Controversial
Disgraced Lance Armstrong back on the Tour de France route
The president of the UCI has warned that the American cyclist “may not get quite the welcome he would like”.
# presidential candidate
Miss USA crowned amid controversy over Donald Trump's Mexican immigrant comments
Questions over immigration or Trump’s comments did not come up at the competition.
# Controversial
Jimmy Saville brought back to life in chilling new stage portrayal
Alistair McGowan’s performance has been described as “repellently convincing” by The Guardian.
# Controversial
J-Lo is getting sued for 'tarnishing women's honour' after a gig in Morocco
Wait. What?
# Controversial
Carragher and Ince have picked their all-time Ireland XIs -- and there's one very big omission
On the back of their all-time Liverpool-Man United side, they’ve had a crack at the best-ever Irish team.
# Controversial
China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations
There has been some talk that this could lead to the region becoming “less stable”.
# Controversial
There are a couple of surprise inclusions in the statistical Premier League Team of the Season
Just four faces feature from the PFA selection.
# Controversial
'You're bound to piss the odd person off': Paddy Power explain why they use ads like this
“No matter how many people voice their opposition that there is always a silent majority who either find it hilarious or who couldn’t give a sh**e”.
# a great wee town
Mayo councillor calls Donegal's Bundoran a 'shanty town'
Councillor Christy Hyland made the remarks at a meeting yesterday.
# Trouble
Controversial hand gesture overshadows O'Sullivan's march to the quarter-finals
The ‘Rocket’ will need just one more frame to win the best of 25 contest.
# War On Drugs
Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…
# Controversial
After 2-year drugs ban, Westmeath's Martin Fagan posts Olympic qualifying time in Zurich
Long distance runner took performance-enhancing EPO in a desperate attempt to reach London 2012.
# Controversial
Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"
The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.
# Controversial
Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV
Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad the idea was put to him by a gay man he met last weekend.
# Controversial
Real youngster left out of Scotland U19 squad (and it's causing quite a stir)
“We’ve deliberately got more height in our squad. That’s one of the reasons why Jack isn’t in,” he said.