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#Controversy

# controversy - Friday 14 January, 2022

Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star

Jan 14th 2022, 5:12 PM 5,627 Views 23 Comments

Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.

# controversy - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
# Apology
# Apology

UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm

Jan 11th 2022, 10:35 AM 21,373 Views 29 Comments

Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.

# controversy - Friday 7 January, 2022

Australia cancels Czech tennis player's visa
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Australia cancels Czech tennis player's visa

Jan 7th 2022, 2:28 PM 5,545 Views 3 Comments

Renata Voracova has reportedly been told she would have to leave the country.

# controversy - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss

Jan 5th 2022, 7:49 AM 24,714 Views 29 Comments

Craig Tiley has defended the integrity of the process that reviewed Djokovic’s exemption application.

# controversy - Monday 3 January, 2022

Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:52 PM 4,415 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Mitchell claims that he was raped on the tour by a team official.

# controversy - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India

Jan 1st 2022, 3:15 PM 13,920 Views 3 Comments

Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after it was unveiled this week.

# controversy - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Referee should have 'stopped the game' before Liverpool equalised
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Referee should have 'stopped the game' before Liverpool equalised

Dec 16th 2021, 11:42 PM 18,701 Views 4 Comments

Leading through Jonjo Shelvey’s early strike, Isaac Hayden collided with Jamaal Lascelles and was on the floor in the six-yard area when Diogo Jota scored.

# controversy - Monday 6 December, 2021

Jude Bellingham under investigation by German FA for referee comments
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Jude Bellingham under investigation by German FA for referee comments

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:55 PM 10,955 Views 11 Comments

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder criticised Felix Zwayer, who was banned for six months in 2005 for match-fixing, after Saturday’s defeat to Bayern.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
# Controversy
# Controversy

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls

Dec 6th 2021, 1:03 PM 20,228 Views 14 Comments

The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.

# controversy - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar

Dec 1st 2021, 9:18 PM 2,487 Views 0 Comments

English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.

# controversy - Monday 22 November, 2021

Shelbourne accept Women's Cup final result despite FAI investigation into player eligibility
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Shelbourne accept Women's Cup final result despite FAI investigation into player eligibility

Nov 22nd 2021, 9:28 PM 4,001 Views 0 Comments

Wexford Youths player Teegan Lynch was left off the initial team sheet in what is reported to have been an administrative error.

# controversy - Monday 1 November, 2021

Hearts apologise after Orange Order’s ‘The Sash’ is played over PA system
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Hearts apologise after Orange Order’s ‘The Sash’ is played over PA system

Nov 1st 2021, 6:32 PM 12,534 Views 8 Comments

Video footage emerged on social media of the song being relayed in the stadium.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Criticism following fascist salutes in Lazio stadium
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Criticism following fascist salutes in Lazio stadium

Oct 20th 2021, 11:23 PM 3,608 Views 0 Comments

The video shows supporters returning the salute while shouting ‘Duce, Duce’.

# controversy - Saturday 16 October, 2021

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 53,197 Views 32 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Man United youngster reports racial abuse during Sweden U21s game
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Man United youngster reports racial abuse during Sweden U21s game

Oct 13th 2021, 2:20 PM 4,884 Views 1 Comment

The alleged incident happened against Italy on Tuesday.

# controversy - Thursday 16 September, 2021

French rugby player banned for 26 weeks over 'banana eater' racist comments
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

French rugby player banned for 26 weeks over 'banana eater' racist comments

Sep 16th 2021, 1:53 PM 5,757 Views 2 Comments

Ludovic Radosavljevic apologised for using the terminology.

# controversy - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Veteran Brazil defender embroiled in row over unpaid wages
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Veteran Brazil defender embroiled in row over unpaid wages

Sep 11th 2021, 1:14 PM 10,934 Views 3 Comments

Sao Paulo have parted company with Dani Alves as a result of the dispute.

# controversy - Friday 27 August, 2021

Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds
# Controversy
# Controversy

Beacon had a 'number of other options' for leftover doses given to teachers, review finds

Aug 27th 2021, 4:02 PM 12,858 Views 35 Comments

The review also found that the Beacon’s vaccination centre strayed from HSE advice on pre-preparing vaccine vials.

# controversy - Friday 13 August, 2021

Public Accounts Committee to discuss Katherine Zappone’s appointment as UN envoy
# Controversy
# Controversy

Public Accounts Committee to discuss Katherine Zappone’s appointment as UN envoy

Aug 13th 2021, 5:04 PM 19,766 Views 47 Comments

The former children’s minister stepped back from the role amid controversy over the manner of her appointment.

# controversy - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules
# Controversy
# Controversy

Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules

Aug 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,595 Views 85 Comments
  • After Golfgate, experts noticed a slight decrease in how much people believed others were complying.
  • Orla Dwyer reports that researchers will be keeping an eye to see if a similar effect happens in the wake of Merrion Gate.
  • Perceptions of how other people behave is "strongly related" to our own Covid behaviours, according to the ESRI's Dr Shane Timmons.

# controversy - Thursday 5 August, 2021

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

Aug 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,814 Views 65 Comments
  • The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

# controversy - Saturday 31 July, 2021

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series

Jul 31st 2021, 6:55 AM 24,468 Views 15 Comments

The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Lazio's new signing comes under fire for singing anti-fascist song
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Lazio's new signing comes under fire for singing anti-fascist song

Jul 20th 2021, 8:25 PM 9,789 Views 11 Comments

The club have defended Elseid Hysaj.

# controversy - Monday 19 July, 2021

Beacon Hospital offered Covid vaccines to teachers in 'good faith', report finds
# Controversy
# Controversy

Beacon Hospital offered Covid vaccines to teachers in 'good faith', report finds

Jul 19th 2021, 3:06 PM 22,043 Views 48 Comments

The board of the hospital said it retains confidence in its CEO Michael Cullen.

# controversy - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests

Jul 13th 2021, 4:12 PM 5,299 Views 0 Comments

The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.

# controversy - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Antoine Griezmann loses sponsor amid Japan racism row
# Hot Water
From The42
# Hot Water

Antoine Griezmann loses sponsor amid Japan racism row

Jul 7th 2021, 11:25 PM 13,288 Views 8 Comments

The controversy also involves Barcelona striker and teammate Ousmane Dembele.

# controversy - Friday 25 June, 2021

Uefa launch probe into 'discriminatory incidents' during Germany-Hungary match
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Uefa launch probe into 'discriminatory incidents' during Germany-Hungary match

Jun 25th 2021, 12:02 PM 2,563 Views 0 Comments

The fixture was overshadowed by a row over a new Hungarian anti-LGBTQ law.

# controversy - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee

Jun 13th 2021, 2:47 PM 31,904 Views 47 Comments

The Croatia national anthem was also booed.

# controversy - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,361 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.

# controversy - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Gareth Southgate suggests England may rethink taking knee after players booed
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Gareth Southgate suggests England may rethink taking knee after players booed

Jun 3rd 2021, 10:25 PM 11,768 Views 4 Comments

The boos were soon drowned out by cheers among the near-7,000 crowd at the Riverside.

# controversy - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Anger as Ireland's Alan Browne sent off
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Anger as Ireland's Alan Browne sent off

Mar 16th 2021, 10:31 PM 12,823 Views 0 Comments

Preston boss Alex Neil was furious with the decision.

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside
# Controversy
# Controversy

An uneasy show of support: Coalition partners sticking by Varadkar amid calls for him to step aside

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 21,040 Views 82 Comments

If charges were to be brought, Fianna Fáil would call for his removal, sources said.

# controversy - Friday 5 March, 2021

Handball rule changed after Fulham-Tottenham controversy
# New Interpretation
From The42
# New Interpretation

Handball rule changed after Fulham-Tottenham controversy

Mar 5th 2021, 3:18 PM 10,259 Views 5 Comments

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) made the announcement in a statement.

# controversy - Monday 1 March, 2021

'I felt embarrassed for my sport. An appalling picture' - Walsh reacts to Elliott photo
# Response
From The42
# Response

'I felt embarrassed for my sport. An appalling picture' - Walsh reacts to Elliott photo

Mar 1st 2021, 9:29 PM 36,101 Views 38 Comments

Ruby Walsh also described the incident as ‘indefensible.’

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Gordon Elliott barred from racing horses in Britain while investigation into image takes place

Mar 1st 2021, 7:42 PM 51,773 Views 45 Comments

The news is a major announcement a fortnight out from the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph

Mar 1st 2021, 12:42 PM 76,000 Views 60 Comments

Betfair, however, has severed ties with Elliott after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.

# controversy - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy
# Juvenile Scheme
# Juvenile Scheme

Over 760 gardaí were disciplined over Juvenile Diversion Scheme controversy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,838 Views 0 Comments

Some gardaí are still under investigation.

# controversy - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to firms owned by operator of Pornhub
# Controversy
# Controversy

Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to firms owned by operator of Pornhub

Feb 10th 2021, 8:46 AM 38,484 Views 14 Comments

The move came “in light of the serious nature of recent developments”, Grant Thornton said.

# controversy - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash

Feb 7th 2021, 7:12 PM 12,602 Views 42 Comments

Murrayfield chiefs have reiterated their backing for equality.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Patrick Reed ‘all good’ with Xander Schauffele after drop controversy
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Patrick Reed ‘all good’ with Xander Schauffele after drop controversy

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:04 PM 3,918 Views 0 Comments

Reed was cleared of any wrongdoing by rules officials after taking a free drop for an embedded ball in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open.