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#Controversy

# controversy - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 2:33 PM 50,950 Views 133 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 30 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 30th 2018, 3:39 PM 11,922 Views 14 Comments

“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

LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post
# Controversy
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# Controversy

LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

Dec 24th 2018, 2:50 PM 6,824 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Classics Debate
# Classics Debate

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

Dec 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 41,589 Views 149 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 2 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:04 AM 19,531 Views 17 Comments

Ben Davison branded the split draw ‘disgraceful’.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss
# Justification
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# Justification

Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss

Nov 28th 2018, 10:06 AM 7,746 Views 0 Comments

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
# Last Tango
# Last Tango

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

Nov 26th 2018, 12:18 PM 7,899 Views 9 Comments

Bertolucci died at his home in Rome early on Monday.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 20th 2018, 11:41 AM 9,515 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2018, 1:17 AM 13,801 Views 17 Comments

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

Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow

Nov 7th 2018, 11:14 PM 12,990 Views 12 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 4th 2018, 9:21 PM 8,172 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2018, 9:45 AM 21,757 Views 16 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Updated Oct 17th 2018, 2:00 PM 101,476 Views 336 Comments

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

# controversy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Oct 9th 2018, 2:40 PM 9,884 Views 0 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 30th 2018, 10:07 PM 9,042 Views 12 Comments

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

# controversy - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 18th 2018, 2:07 PM 5,688 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Sep 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,859 Views 13 Comments

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

# controversy - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director

Aug 28th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,123 Views 3 Comments

The “Black Panther” catsuit American star Williams wore at the French Open in May was described as “going too far”.

# controversy - Saturday 25 August, 2018

French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit
# Controversy
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# Controversy

French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit

Aug 25th 2018, 12:46 AM 12,606 Views 6 Comments

The 36-year-old American star stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit.

# controversy - Friday 24 August, 2018

'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'Drink-driving is completely unacceptable' - Lloris apologises after arrest

Aug 24th 2018, 8:24 PM 5,191 Views 4 Comments

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the goalkeeper was charged following a routine patrol stop in central London on Friday.

# controversy - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Spanish Super Cup in jeopardy as Sevilla threaten withdrawal from Barca clash
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Spanish Super Cup in jeopardy as Sevilla threaten withdrawal from Barca clash

Aug 12th 2018, 10:40 AM 17,047 Views 14 Comments

The Spanish Football Federation said there would be no restrictions on players from outside the EU.

# controversy - Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 12:38 PM 11,602 Views 34 Comments

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# controversy - Monday 30 July, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy cast issues open letter in support of fired director James Gunn
# Sacked
# Sacked

Guardians of the Galaxy cast issues open letter in support of fired director James Gunn

Jul 30th 2018, 8:30 PM 30,549 Views 64 Comments

Gunn was let go from directing the third installment after old tweets resurfaced.

# controversy - Friday 27 July, 2018

Hoban says spitting incident sparked red card confusion
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Hoban says spitting incident sparked red card confusion

Jul 27th 2018, 10:44 AM 9,174 Views 1 Comment

The Dundalk striker had an eventful night as they hosted AEK Larnaca in the Europa League.

# controversy - Monday 23 July, 2018

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'I don't think spitting and throwing things really has a base in professional sport'

Jul 23rd 2018, 8:58 PM 9,550 Views 12 Comments

Dave Brailsford hit out at organisers for failing to stop “intimidating” abuse of his riders and staff as they attempt to win the Tour de France.

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Ozil's resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

Jul 23rd 2018, 2:30 PM 8,874 Views 5 Comments

After months of silence over a controversial photograph, the Arsenal star spoke out on Sunday.

# controversy - Thursday 19 July, 2018

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs
# Controversy
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# Controversy

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

Jul 19th 2018, 5:08 PM 44,108 Views 46 Comments

‘The Daily Show’ has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US.

# controversy - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Limerick players vote in favour of strike action while club and players' union release separate statements

Jul 17th 2018, 10:09 PM 15,805 Views 19 Comments

Representatives of the club met with SIPTU and the PFAI today.

# controversy - Sunday 15 July, 2018

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women
# Scandal
# Scandal

British minister resigns over lewd messages to women

Jul 15th 2018, 3:54 PM 26,396 Views 18 Comments

Andrew Griffiths said he was “deeply ashamed” and would seek professional help.

# controversy - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final
# Limerick Or Nowhere
From The42
# Limerick Or Nowhere

Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final

Jul 11th 2018, 12:21 PM 8,858 Views 6 Comments

Monasterevan say they’ll be supporting the Lilywhites in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

# controversy - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Sacked former Croatia international offered job and compensation by Ukraine

Jul 10th 2018, 10:19 PM 9,925 Views 3 Comments

Ognjen Vukojevic was stripped of his role as an assistant in the team’s delegation in Russia.

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels
# Controversy
# Controversy

After controversy, MacGill Summer School confirms list of names for 8th Ref and gender panels

Jul 10th 2018, 4:12 PM 12,077 Views 14 Comments

High-profile campaigners from the Yes and No campaigns are amongst those taking part.

# controversy - Monday 9 July, 2018

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Croatia sack former international over Vida's 'pro-Ukraine' video

Jul 9th 2018, 8:24 PM 14,796 Views 2 Comments

The pair came under scrutiny after releasing what was construed as a politically motivated message across social media

# controversy - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Serena Williams asks for fair treatment around drug testing
# Level Playing Field
From The42
# Level Playing Field

Serena Williams asks for fair treatment around drug testing

Jul 1st 2018, 6:27 PM 8,032 Views 2 Comments

“If that’s testing everyone five times, let’s do it,” said the American great as she addressed her recent ‘missed’ test.

# controversy - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Former Premier League referee reveals role in deliberate booking scam

Jun 28th 2018, 4:09 PM 9,790 Views 5 Comments

Mark Halsey, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, told the story on CNN Sport.

# controversy - Monday 25 June, 2018

'VAR is not going well': Queiroz fuming Ronaldo wasn't sent-off for elbow
# Controversy
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# Controversy

'VAR is not going well': Queiroz fuming Ronaldo wasn't sent-off for elbow

Jun 25th 2018, 10:48 PM 11,698 Views 20 Comments

The Iran coach was not happy after tonight’s game.

# controversy - Thursday 21 June, 2018

TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo
# Controversy
# Controversy

TIME hits out at Trump's border separation policy with cover photo

Jun 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 40,594 Views 107 Comments

It comes after the US President questioned if he would be on the cover of Time magazine after the North Korea summit last week.

# controversy - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal

Jun 16th 2018, 6:13 PM 37,250 Views 9 Comments

Julian Draxler admitted on Saturday it was “fun to read” the reports.

# controversy - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Robbie Williams kicks off World Cup with obscene gesture

Jun 14th 2018, 8:28 PM 26,298 Views 21 Comments

The former Take That frontman raised his middle finger at the end of his performance.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,943 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.