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#Controversy

# controversy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy
# Frenemies
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# Frenemies

Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy

Oct 27th 2017, 9:18 PM 4,863 Views 3 Comments

The Spurs boss criticises his United counterpart’s courting of the Tottenham player in his new book.

# controversy - Monday 23 October, 2017

Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse'

Oct 23rd 2017, 2:05 PM 35,966 Views 84 Comments

Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview that she has nothing to say to the president.

# controversy - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Jaguars president apologises for NFL players kneeling in London
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Jaguars president apologises for NFL players kneeling in London

Oct 17th 2017, 11:59 PM 5,173 Views 1 Comment

The anthem protest move started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager

Sep 20th 2017, 6:23 PM 42,126 Views 100 Comments

Dropped striker Eni Aluko accused Mark Sampson of making a racist Ebola remark, while another controversy has since surfaced.

# controversy - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Dropped striker Eni Aluko slams 'selfish' England over celebrations
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Dropped striker Eni Aluko slams 'selfish' England over celebrations

Sep 19th 2017, 10:32 PM 12,399 Views 8 Comments

The Three Lions’ players delivered a show of unity, indicating they are firmly behind coach Mark Sampson.

# controversy - Monday 18 September, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain defender the victim of video blackmail plot
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Paris Saint-Germain defender the victim of video blackmail plot

Sep 18th 2017, 11:38 AM 6,691 Views 1 Comment

Four men were arrested and charged after Layvin Kurzawa was targeted.

# controversy - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook
# Defence
# Defence

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook

Sep 16th 2017, 3:33 PM 162,321 Views 187 Comments

Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.

# controversy - Friday 15 September, 2017

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk
# Newstalk
# Newstalk

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk

Sep 15th 2017, 9:11 AM 126,186 Views 776 Comments

It follows widespread condemnation of his comments about rape on his lunchtime show on Friday.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FAI launch investigation into Bray-Waterford match-fixing allegations
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

FAI launch investigation into Bray-Waterford match-fixing allegations

Sep 13th 2017, 10:40 PM 15,051 Views 28 Comments

Further details surrounding the case have yet to be made clear.

# controversy - Monday 11 September, 2017

Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments
# Dalata Hotel Group
# Dalata Hotel Group

Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments

Sep 11th 2017, 10:00 AM 113,086 Views 265 Comments

The Dalata Hotel Group said it cannot support a station that allowed “inappropriate and hurtful comments to be made”.

# controversy - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show
# Controversy
# Controversy

'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show

Sep 10th 2017, 12:32 PM 41,863 Views 312 Comments

It’s reported a disciplinary investigation is to begin at Newstalk tomorrow.

# controversy - Thursday 7 September, 2017

South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned for life
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned for life

Sep 7th 2017, 9:38 AM 9,460 Views 2 Comments

Joseph Lamptey was initially suspended for three months by African football’s ruling body CAF.

# controversy - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

England coach has 'clear conscience' in racism row
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

England coach has 'clear conscience' in racism row

Sep 6th 2017, 2:14 PM 5,175 Views 0 Comments

Mark Sampson has dismissed accusations of racial abuse from striker Eni Aluko.

# controversy - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'I'm full of anger - they bring shame on our country': Löw condemns Nazi chants
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'I'm full of anger - they bring shame on our country': Löw condemns Nazi chants

Sep 3rd 2017, 2:42 PM 13,233 Views 8 Comments

A group of Germany supporters shouted Nazi-era chants during a World Cup qualifier on Friday.

# controversy - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Germany stars slam 'fans' for Nazi chants
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Germany stars slam 'fans' for Nazi chants

Sep 2nd 2017, 11:01 PM 14,087 Views 19 Comments

Timo Werner was also verbally abused by a 200-strong group of travelling supporters.

# controversy - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Colin Kaepernick's backers rally in support of controversial QB
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

Colin Kaepernick's backers rally in support of controversial QB

Aug 24th 2017, 1:32 PM 4,615 Views 3 Comments

Now a free agent, the 29-year-old has not been signed by any NFL team.

# controversy - Monday 21 August, 2017

London Stadium booing 'hurt' Justin Gatlin
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

London Stadium booing 'hurt' Justin Gatlin

Aug 21st 2017, 11:23 PM 5,672 Views 14 Comments

The 35-year-old says he has apologised for his second positive doping test.

# controversy - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article

Aug 16th 2017, 11:04 PM 28,740 Views 113 Comments

The article was written following the conviction of 17 men in Newcastle who forced young girls to have sex.

# controversy - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'They probably weren't aware': Cork County Board condemns flying of Confederate flag
# Controversy
# Controversy

'They probably weren't aware': Cork County Board condemns flying of Confederate flag

Aug 15th 2017, 11:21 PM 26,830 Views 130 Comments

The flag was flown by Cork supporters during Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Waterford.

# controversy - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country
# Dizzy Drop
# Dizzy Drop

Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country

Aug 6th 2017, 12:00 PM 12,506 Views 104 Comments

On Thursday alone, it slumped nearly 15%.

# controversy - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation

Jul 27th 2017, 11:17 AM 2,306 Views 8 Comments

Angel Maria Villar had been head of the Spanish football federation for almost three decades before he was suspended following his arrest last Tuesday.

# controversy - Monday 3 July, 2017

Video Assistant Referee blunder in Confederations Cup final slammed by critics
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Video Assistant Referee blunder in Confederations Cup final slammed by critics

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:01 AM 14,380 Views 15 Comments

The footballing world took to social media to express their distaste at the decision made by the referee in Sunday’s final

# controversy - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Trump slammed by Republicans and Democrats after tweet about female host 'bleeding badly from a facelift'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Trump slammed by Republicans and Democrats after tweet about female host 'bleeding badly from a facelift'

Jun 29th 2017, 5:52 PM 49,016 Views 103 Comments

Trump’s outburst was directed at the hosts of the MSNBC show Morning Joe.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

McEnroe regrets Serena 'Number 700 on men's tour' remark
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

McEnroe regrets Serena 'Number 700 on men's tour' remark

Jun 28th 2017, 11:15 PM 5,002 Views 26 Comments

Three days after his comments to National Public Radio were aired, the saga appeared to finally end.

# controversy - Sunday 25 June, 2017

TV attack on Diarmuid Connolly's 'good name' behind Jim Gavin's decision not to engage with broadcast media
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

TV attack on Diarmuid Connolly's 'good name' behind Jim Gavin's decision not to engage with broadcast media

Jun 25th 2017, 8:48 PM 46,542 Views 132 Comments

This was a Jim Gavin press conference with a twist.

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China
# Yulin
# Yulin

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China

Jun 25th 2017, 8:15 AM 22,321 Views 50 Comments

There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.

# controversy - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row
# Controversy
# Controversy

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

Jun 21st 2017, 10:50 PM 25,063 Views 89 Comments

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

# controversy - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Irish players miss out as Lions call on Welsh and Scottish reinforcements
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Irish players miss out as Lions call on Welsh and Scottish reinforcements

Jun 17th 2017, 2:28 AM 22,248 Views 37 Comments

England boss Eddie Jones has already voiced his disapproval.

# controversy - Friday 9 June, 2017

Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute's silence for London victims
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute's silence for London victims

Jun 9th 2017, 8:56 AM 8,590 Views 10 Comments

“The players did not intend any disrespect to the memories of the victims or to cause upset…”

# controversy - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Minute's silence before Australia match 'not in keeping with Saudi culture'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Minute's silence before Australia match 'not in keeping with Saudi culture'

Jun 8th 2017, 5:18 PM 13,398 Views 33 Comments

The incident occurred before Saudi Arabia’s World Cup qualifier against Australia.

An argument that 15 backup QBs are better than Colin Kaepernick is countered by a simple fact-check
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

An argument that 15 backup QBs are better than Colin Kaepernick is countered by a simple fact-check

Jun 8th 2017, 1:33 PM 7,218 Views 7 Comments

It’s looking more and more likely the former 49ers star does not have a job for non-football reasons.

# controversy - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Watch: Diarmuid Connolly could be in hot water after this heated exchange with the linesman
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Watch: Diarmuid Connolly could be in hot water after this heated exchange with the linesman

Jun 3rd 2017, 9:29 PM 27,779 Views 81 Comments

By the letter of the law, even a “minor interference” with an official would bring a minimum 12-week suspension.

# controversy - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Navratilova wants Margaret Court Arena renamed as she slams controversial tennis great
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Navratilova wants Margaret Court Arena renamed as she slams controversial tennis great

Jun 1st 2017, 8:47 AM 6,775 Views 15 Comments

Court was described as “a racist and a homophobe” by the former world number one.

# controversy - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches
# Short Notice
# Short Notice

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches

May 18th 2017, 3:20 PM 47,159 Views 97 Comments

The Board of Management only found out about the plans last week.

# controversy - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'It is done, and I will be fine': Former FBI director writes farewell letter after Trump fires him
# United States
# United States

'It is done, and I will be fine': Former FBI director writes farewell letter after Trump fires him

May 11th 2017, 7:01 AM 20,744 Views 43 Comments

Comey was abruptly dismissed Tuesday by the Republican president, who said the issue was Comey’s inability to lead.

# controversy - Monday 8 May, 2017

Hulk denies punch, says 'I like Chinese people'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Hulk denies punch, says 'I like Chinese people'

May 8th 2017, 2:33 PM 9,958 Views 10 Comments

Guizhou Zhicheng’s head coach Li Bing has accused the muscular Brazilian of punching his assistant.

Italian TV station apologises following Juventus star's racial insult claims
# Serie A
From The42
# Serie A

Italian TV station apologises following Juventus star's racial insult claims

May 8th 2017, 10:03 AM 4,973 Views 7 Comments

Juventus have also released a statement.

'As players, we’re annoyed. We don’t understand the decision'
# Pienaar
From The42
# Pienaar

'As players, we’re annoyed. We don’t understand the decision'

May 8th 2017, 1:01 AM 17,833 Views 41 Comments

Luke Marshall said Ulster’s squad have frustrations over Ruan Pienaar being forced to leave by the IRFU.

# controversy - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Italian football hit by racism controversy for second week running
# Shame
From The42
# Shame

Italian football hit by racism controversy for second week running

May 7th 2017, 1:27 PM 8,045 Views 5 Comments

Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was insulted on air during a live, post-match television interview.

# controversy - Friday 5 May, 2017

There could be criminal probe into Templemore funds - Commissioner
# Controversy
# Controversy

There could be criminal probe into Templemore funds - Commissioner

May 5th 2017, 2:57 PM 8,994 Views 37 Comments

The Commissioner said she did not mislead the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.