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#Controversy

# controversy - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Croatian footballer in trouble for killing chicken on pitch
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Croatian footballer in trouble for killing chicken on pitch

Nov 6th 2019, 11:10 PM 9,129 Views 7 Comments

Ivan Gazdek was red-carded for unsporting behaviour.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'I've just felt nothing but low' - Shamrock Rovers 'keeper addresses FAI Cup final anthem stance
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'I've just felt nothing but low' - Shamrock Rovers 'keeper addresses FAI Cup final anthem stance

Nov 5th 2019, 3:03 PM 56,272 Views 65 Comments

Alan Mannus received criticism after not facing the Irish flag.

# controversy - Monday 21 October, 2019

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo
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From The42
# Controversy

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

Oct 21st 2019, 12:06 PM 53,749 Views 42 Comments

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

# controversy - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration
# Support
From The42
# Support

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

Oct 15th 2019, 5:44 PM 11,828 Views 12 Comments

Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.

# controversy - Monday 30 September, 2019

Players considering withdrawing from Carlow panel due to club hurling fall-out
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Players considering withdrawing from Carlow panel due to club hurling fall-out

Updated Sep 30th 2019, 3:07 PM 36,905 Views 13 Comments

The Carlow CCC informed St Mullins yesterday that they had been awarded the win.

# controversy - Friday 27 September, 2019

Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards

Sep 27th 2019, 7:01 PM 3,897 Views 4 Comments

Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset when the full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.

'It was the right call morally' - Why Antrim's chairman halted semi-final replay shootout
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It was the right call morally' - Why Antrim's chairman halted semi-final replay shootout

Sep 27th 2019, 9:27 AM 16,283 Views 10 Comments

Lamh Dhearg and Portglenone will go to a second replay.

# controversy - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300
# Controversy
# Controversy

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

Sep 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,072 Views 10 Comments

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

# controversy - Friday 13 September, 2019

Legendary racehorse trainer denies doping Triple Crown king Justify
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Legendary racehorse trainer denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

Sep 13th 2019, 12:02 PM 4,452 Views 4 Comments

‘I unequivocally reject any implication that scopolamine was ever intentionally administered,’ Bob Baffert said.

# controversy - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire

Sep 12th 2019, 2:44 PM 11,869 Views 1 Comment

Rob McCracken initially suggested he allowed his fighter to continue while concussed.

# controversy - Thursday 5 September, 2019

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries
# Controversy
# Controversy

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries

Sep 5th 2019, 1:41 PM 16,136 Views 24 Comments

Byrne said he accepted his enthusiasm to speak in soundbites had created a distraction.

# controversy - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Inter fans' group incredibly excuses Lukaku racist abuse as 'a form of respect'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Inter fans' group incredibly excuses Lukaku racist abuse as 'a form of respect'

Sep 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 8,655 Views 9 Comments

The Belgium striker was subjected to monkey chants from Cagliari supporters over the weekend.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Mo Salah U-turn on team-mate's harassment scandal divides Egyptians
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Mo Salah U-turn on team-mate's harassment scandal divides Egyptians

Aug 20th 2019, 6:16 PM 16,623 Views 10 Comments

The Liverpool star sent controversial tweets that demanded the disgraced player be given a ‘second chance’.

# controversy - Sunday 18 August, 2019

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs
# GAP
From The42
# GAP

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

Aug 18th 2019, 12:46 AM 10,020 Views 7 Comments

The difference in the shot count was telling, as Tottenham mustered three to the hosts’ 30.

# controversy - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape

Aug 17th 2019, 9:24 PM 4,454 Views 6 Comments

Gabriel Jesus thought he had extended City’s league winning run to 16 games, only to see his last-gasp goal ruled out for a handball.

# controversy - Monday 8 July, 2019

PSG vow to take action as Neymar fails to show up for pre-season training
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

PSG vow to take action as Neymar fails to show up for pre-season training

Jul 8th 2019, 6:42 PM 9,411 Views 10 Comments

The statement by the Ligue 1 champions is the latest development in a tumultuous summer for the Brazil star.

# controversy - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals
# Controversy
# Controversy

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals

Jun 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 26,826 Views 90 Comments

The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.

# controversy - Monday 24 June, 2019

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees

Jun 24th 2019, 1:11 PM 9,534 Views 18 Comments

20-year-old official Harry McCann said an U13 manager attempted “to strike me” in a game on Saturday.

# controversy - Monday 17 June, 2019

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score
# Women's World Cup
From The42
# Women's World Cup

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score

Jun 17th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,201 Views 10 Comments

Hosts top Group A with 100% record while Norway go through as runners-up.

# controversy - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show
# Controversy
# Controversy

Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 38,852 Views 78 Comments

Brand make a joke about throwing battery acid at “unpleasant characters” rather than milkshakes.

# controversy - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given

Jun 1st 2019, 11:05 PM 20,538 Views 36 Comments

The referee’s decision to penalise Moussa Sissoko for handball seemed harsh as it struck his chest before touching his arm.

# controversy - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

'He is very important for us, on the pitch and off. We want to give him a trophy'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'He is very important for us, on the pitch and off. We want to give him a trophy'

May 28th 2019, 6:30 PM 4,518 Views 2 Comments

This week’s all-London Europa League final has been marred by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision not to travel due to fears for his safety.

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

May 28th 2019, 2:13 PM 5,863 Views 5 Comments

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision

May 21st 2019, 12:46 PM 20,442 Views 21 Comments

Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.

# controversy - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue
# Controversy
# Controversy

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

May 19th 2019, 1:09 AM 66,630 Views 112 Comments

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

# controversy - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Arsenal tell Uefa they are 'bitterly disappointed' over Europa League final ticketing debacle
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From The42
# Controversy

Arsenal tell Uefa they are 'bitterly disappointed' over Europa League final ticketing debacle

May 16th 2019, 11:39 AM 8,235 Views 13 Comments

They have been given just 6,000 tickets for the game, less than 10% of the stadium’s capacity.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Rangers furious as defender handed retrospective ban
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Rangers furious as defender handed retrospective ban

May 15th 2019, 1:30 PM 9,219 Views 8 Comments

Jon Flanagan has become the latest member of Steven Gerrard’s squad to be charged by the SFA.

# controversy - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'
# Timing
# Timing

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

May 11th 2019, 3:01 PM 15,473 Views 44 Comments

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

# controversy - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing

Updated May 4th 2019, 10:37 AM 10,875 Views 63 Comments

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.

# controversy - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal
# Leaking
# Leaking

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

May 2nd 2019, 11:36 AM 27,015 Views 32 Comments

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

# controversy - Monday 15 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 15th 2019, 7:01 PM 12,128 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 10th 2019, 3:13 PM 37,000 Views 159 Comments

The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 3rd 2019, 2:02 PM 6,371 Views 0 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
# Presidential Race
# Presidential Race

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

Mar 31st 2019, 6:56 PM 25,290 Views 39 Comments

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

# controversy - Friday 29 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 29th 2019, 1:39 PM 10,497 Views 4 Comments

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

# controversy - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 27th 2019, 4:50 PM 21,393 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 5,339 Views 9 Comments

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

# controversy - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

Mar 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 6,978 Views 14 Comments

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

# controversy - Friday 22 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:34 PM 3,247 Views 2 Comments

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

# controversy - Thursday 21 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 21st 2019, 11:07 AM 17,184 Views 12 Comments

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