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#Controversy

# 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 21,412 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 5,353 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 7,025 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 3,268 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 17,221 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 19th 2019, 3:45 PM 6,502 Views 10 Comments

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

# controversy - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction

Mar 12th 2019, 9:25 PM 9,551 Views 2 Comments

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

# controversy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 27th 2019, 7:01 PM 9,639 Views 8 Comments

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

# controversy - Monday 25 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 25th 2019, 4:51 PM 15,154 Views 6 Comments

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

# controversy - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:55 PM 35,743 Views 3 Comments

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
# St James's
# St James's

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

Feb 15th 2019, 1:52 PM 60,475 Views 179 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Updated Feb 5th 2019, 4:28 PM 69,626 Views 200 Comments

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
# They Won't Be Loved
# They Won't Be Loved

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:30 AM 87,732 Views 56 Comments

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

# controversy - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 30th 2019, 5:46 PM 7,961 Views 1 Comment

The former Barcelona defender denies any wrongdoing.

# controversy - Monday 28 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 28th 2019, 1:01 PM 7,850 Views 4 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 27 January, 2019

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

Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club

Jan 27th 2019, 4:01 PM 7,968 Views 0 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Jan 21st 2019, 1:31 PM 62,883 Views 126 Comments

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
# New Scandal
# New Scandal

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

Jan 17th 2019, 1:33 PM 54,782 Views 62 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 13 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 2:33 PM 50,998 Views 137 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Dec 30th 2018, 3:39 PM 11,931 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
From The42
# Controversy

LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

Dec 24th 2018, 2:50 PM 6,829 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 41,665 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Dec 2nd 2018, 10:04 AM 19,541 Views 17 Comments

Ben Davison branded the split draw ‘disgraceful’.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss
# Justification
From The42
# Justification

Mourinho defends controversial reaction to Rashford miss

Nov 28th 2018, 10:06 AM 7,758 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 7,907 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Nov 20th 2018, 11:41 AM 9,538 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Nov 16th 2018, 1:17 AM 13,842 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
From The42
# Controversy

Sergio Ramos in hot water again after bloodying opponent with elbow

Nov 7th 2018, 11:14 PM 13,147 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Nov 4th 2018, 9:21 PM 8,184 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 21,913 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 101,611 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
From The42
# Controversy

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Oct 9th 2018, 2:40 PM 9,903 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
From The42
# 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 9,078 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 5,706 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 20,878 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
From The42
# Controversy

Serena attitude defused dress code row says French Open director

Aug 28th 2018, 2:59 PM 7,138 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Aug 25th 2018, 12:46 AM 12,638 Views 7 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Aug 24th 2018, 8:24 PM 5,210 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
From The42
# Controversy

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

Aug 12th 2018, 10:40 AM 17,057 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 11,640 Views 37 Comments

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