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#Controversy

# controversy - Monday 15 April, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this evening, the Taoiseach stopped short of stating there should be a clear out of the entire Board

# controversy - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

From The42 Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts Controversy

Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts

The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

From The42 'All you can do is laugh!' – Sterling unimpressed by Bonucci comments Controversy

'All you can do is laugh!' – Sterling unimpressed by Bonucci comments

The Man City star has voiced his support for Juventus’ Moise Kean.

# controversy - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Joe Biden defends himself after being accused of inappropriate behaviour by female politician

Biden’s defence comes amid a growing row about a kiss on the campaign trail

# controversy - Friday 29 March, 2019

From The42 Turkish footballer accused of in-game razor blade attack gets reprieve Controversy

Turkish footballer accused of in-game razor blade attack gets reprieve

Mansur Calar was originally banned for life owing to the alleged incident.

# controversy - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

From The42 Lost in all the controversy, it's been a magnificent week for Irish underage football On The Rise

Lost in all the controversy, it's been a magnificent week for Irish underage football

The U19s recently qualified for a major tournament for the first time since 2011.

From The42 'Every single week at football matches you have black football players being racially abused, so why is this any different?' Controversy

'Every single week at football matches you have black football players being racially abused, so why is this any different?'

John Barnes has hit out at the hypocrisy over the Montenegro racism coverage.

# controversy - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From The42 Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse Controversy

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

# controversy - Friday 22 March, 2019

From The42 Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov has been shrouded in controversy since his appointment last November.

# controversy - Thursday 21 March, 2019

From The42 'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm AFLW

'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm

The AFLW star has labelled comments on an incredible picture of her in full flight as ‘sexual abuse on social media’.

# controversy - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

From The42 Team Sky renamed Team Ineos after being bought out by Britain's richest man Takeover

Team Sky renamed Team Ineos after being bought out by Britain's richest man

The controversial cycling outfit has secured backing from the owner of chemical giants Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From The42 Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction Controversy This post contains videos

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction

Juventus nearly made the perfect start to Tuesday’s last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

# controversy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

From The42 Maurizio Sarri has dropped Kepa for tonight's clash against Spurs after Wembley controversy Dropped

Maurizio Sarri has dropped Kepa for tonight's clash against Spurs after Wembley controversy

The 24-year-old provoked controversy when he refused to be taken off during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

# controversy - Monday 25 February, 2019

From The42 Michael Owen responds to backlash over his ‘go and kick Rashford’ comments Controversy

Michael Owen responds to backlash over his ‘go and kick Rashford’ comments

The ex-England international suggested Liverpool should look to take advantage of the striker’s injury yesterday.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

From The42 ‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’ Holding Your Nerve This post contains videos

‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’

Ireland U17 manager Colin O’Brien looks ahead to this summer’s European Championships and reflects on last year’s penalty controversy against Holland.

# controversy - Friday 15 February, 2019

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after receiving backlash over controversial interview

Neeson said he once walked the streets hunting for a black person to kill after his close friend was raped.

# controversy - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy

Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.

# controversy - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From The42 Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver Controversy

Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver

The former Barcelona defender denies any wrongdoing.

# controversy - Monday 28 January, 2019

From The42 'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh Controversy

'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh

Clare are expected to appeal Kelly’s ban, while Roscommon’s Donie Smith could be facing a suspension.

# controversy - Sunday 27 January, 2019

From The42 Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club Controversy

Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club

Ireland international Daryl Horgan started Sunday’s game, but went off injured.

# controversy - Monday 21 January, 2019

RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues

Over 4,000 people have signed a petition opposing the appearance of the Father Ted co-writer.

# controversy - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme

Serious crimes – including one reported case of rape – were not pursued by the force.

# controversy - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 Ulster Rugby vow to 'robustly investigate any complaints' after Simon Zebo says he was abused by fans Controversy

Ulster Rugby vow to 'robustly investigate any complaints' after Simon Zebo says he was abused by fans

The Irish star suggested he was subjected to racial comments at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

# controversy - Sunday 30 December, 2018

From The42 Harlequins ban their own player for stamping but clear him of spitting Controversy

Harlequins ban their own player for stamping but clear him of spitting

“I know that I have never spat on a player in all my career and will never do so,” said Dave Ward.

# controversy - Monday 24 December, 2018

From The42 LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post Controversy

LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

A social media post from the basketball star on Sunday attracted criticism.

# controversy - Saturday 8 December, 2018

From Baby It's Cold Outside to Fairytale of New York, should old classics be censored?

A debate has been ongoing all week over what old Christmas songs are acceptable to play.

# controversy - Sunday 2 December, 2018

From The42 Fury's trainer: Judges ruined 'biggest comeback in boxing history, probably in sporting history' Controversy

Fury's trainer: Judges ruined 'biggest comeback in boxing history, probably in sporting history'

Ben Davison branded the split draw ‘disgraceful’.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

From The42 Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss Justification This post contains videos

Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss

The England striker passed up a golden opportunity in Manchester United’s win over Young Boys.

# controversy - Monday 26 November, 2018

Bernardo Bertolucci, director of Last Tango in Paris, dies aged 77

Bertolucci died at his home in Rome early on Monday.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From The42 'There are two Meath teams playing All-Ireland finals in Meath on Sunday. It's pretty ridiculous' Controversy

'There are two Meath teams playing All-Ireland finals in Meath on Sunday. It's pretty ridiculous'

The Four Roads club in Roscommon have hit out at the Camogie Association’s decision to fix their All-Ireland club junior final against Meath’s Kilmessan in Navan.

# controversy - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem' Controversy

'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem'

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was less than impressed with a section of the crowd at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday.

# controversy - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow Controversy This post contains videos

Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow

The Real Madrid captain left Viktoria Plzen defender Milan Havel on the ground bleeding from his nose.

# controversy - Sunday 4 November, 2018

From The42 'Unless my shoulder has moved:' Barrett questions penalty call in Cup final defeat Controversy This post contains videos

'Unless my shoulder has moved:' Barrett questions penalty call in Cup final defeat

Peamount United had two calls for a penalty turned down in their FAI Cup final defeat to Wexford Youths at the Aviva Stadium.

# controversy - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From The42 Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on Tokyo 2020

Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on

The current controversy is threatening to derail Karate Ireland’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions.

# controversy - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'Appalling' and 'abhorrent': All five presidential rivals round on Casey over Traveller comments

Casey had said that travellers are “basically people camping in someone else’s land”.

# controversy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From The42 Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack Controversy

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Video footage has emerged of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev allegedly assaulting a government official in Moscow.

# controversy - Sunday 30 September, 2018

From The42 A harsh call or full-on penalty? Leahy's challenge sees Cork City earn dramatic late draw Penalty Call This post contains a poll This post contains videos

A harsh call or full-on penalty? Leahy's challenge sees Cork City earn dramatic late draw

Kieran Sadlier’s penalty saw Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final between Bohemians and Cork City end all square.

# controversy - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

From The42 'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world' Controversy

'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'

Sport Ireland are among those to join opposition to WADA’s plan to reinstate Russia.

# controversy - Saturday 1 September, 2018

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

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