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#Controversy

# controversy - Monday 16 April, 2018

International Rugby Players call on World Rugby to take control after Rugby Europe mess
# Controversy
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# Controversy

International Rugby Players call on World Rugby to take control after Rugby Europe mess

Apr 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,273 Views 12 Comments

Ineligibility issues came to light after a recent Belgium v Spain fixture.

# controversy - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row

Apr 14th 2018, 4:54 PM 4,200 Views 3 Comments

Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday

# controversy - Monday 9 April, 2018

Man United star denies deliberately spitting on City crest
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Man United star denies deliberately spitting on City crest

Apr 9th 2018, 2:37 PM 7,935 Views 26 Comments

Ander Herrera claims he did not insult the Red Devils’ opponents on Saturday.

# controversy - Thursday 5 April, 2018

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess
# Shambles
From The42
# Shambles

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess

Apr 5th 2018, 5:26 PM 9,625 Views 29 Comments

An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.

# controversy - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'

Apr 1st 2018, 3:15 PM 9,882 Views 1 Comment

After Monaco were left frustrated in their Coupe de la Ligue final loss to PSG, French World Cup-winner Bixente Lizarazu has offered an interesting take.

# controversy - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility

Mar 27th 2018, 8:05 PM 18,153 Views 20 Comments

Rugby Europe set to discuss controversial Belgium v Spain qualifier again on Thursday.

# controversy - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal

Mar 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,004 Views 41 Comments

There had been calls for captain Steve Smith to be sacked as captain after he admitted being the mastermind of a premeditated plan.

# controversy - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool

Mar 18th 2018, 5:40 PM 21,508 Views 41 Comments

The Spanish could still qualify for Japan 2019 via play-offs.

# controversy - Friday 16 March, 2018

'You want to accuse English players to be divers?'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'You want to accuse English players to be divers?'

Mar 16th 2018, 8:49 AM 7,443 Views 8 Comments

Both Gennaro Gattuso and Arsene Wenger were reluctant to condemn Danny Welbeck after his dive last night.

# controversy - Monday 12 March, 2018

Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car

Mar 12th 2018, 8:07 AM 52,583 Views 121 Comments

The former Reds star admitted he was “totally out of order”.

# controversy - Saturday 10 March, 2018

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks
# Howzat?
From The42
# Howzat?

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks

Mar 10th 2018, 11:29 AM 14,524 Views 2 Comments

The masks were likely to have been worn to taunt Australian batsman David Warner, whose wife reportedly had an encounter with Williams in 2007 before meeting Warner.

# controversy - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport
# Accusation
From The42
# Accusation

Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport

Mar 6th 2018, 10:21 PM 7,598 Views 12 Comments

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has made a claim of “racial harassment” following an incident at an airport in Germany.

# controversy - Monday 5 March, 2018

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit
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'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 5th 2018, 10:12 AM 11,166 Views 43 Comments

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# controversy - Thursday 1 March, 2018

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism
# Controversy
# Controversy

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism

Mar 1st 2018, 6:18 PM 34,445 Views 46 Comments

Calls for him to step down from his role intensified this week.

Pep Guardiola ready to give up 'yellow ribbon' protest
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Pep Guardiola ready to give up 'yellow ribbon' protest

Mar 1st 2018, 6:00 PM 5,449 Views 2 Comments

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games.

# controversy - Monday 26 February, 2018

Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers
# Communications Unit
# Communications Unit

Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers

Feb 26th 2018, 4:41 PM 14,572 Views 133 Comments

There have been calls for the Taoiseach’s officials to answer questions about the strategy at committees.

# controversy - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:25 AM 3,544 Views 5 Comments

Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.

# controversy - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win

Feb 15th 2018, 8:32 PM 11,558 Views 13 Comments

The recently crowned Australian Open champion won 7-5, 6-1 against Monica Niculescu.

# controversy - Thursday 1 February, 2018

West Ham suspend Head of Recruitment after alleged remarks about African players
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

West Ham suspend Head of Recruitment after alleged remarks about African players

Feb 1st 2018, 10:09 AM 4,820 Views 2 Comments

Tony Henry has been accused of racism.

# controversy - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby

Jan 18th 2018, 7:00 PM 7,441 Views 61 Comments

The South African has been at the centre of the storm over the past week and a half.

# controversy - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Spartak Moscow heavily criticised following racist tweet about its own players
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Spartak Moscow heavily criticised following racist tweet about its own players

Jan 13th 2018, 5:03 PM 7,852 Views 0 Comments

The Russian champions have received widespread criticism after a club tweet likened black players to “chocolates”.

# controversy - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'Why don't the white players leave the field when Matuidi is insulted?'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Why don't the white players leave the field when Matuidi is insulted?'

Jan 10th 2018, 8:00 PM 12,327 Views 4 Comments

France legend Lilian Thuram has blasted the handling in Italy of the racist abuse directed at Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain

Jan 3rd 2018, 11:19 PM 6,453 Views 15 Comments

The Arsenal boss was in an angry mood again following the referee’s decision to award a second half spot-kick against his side.

Boris Johnson backs right-wing commentator - who regrets 'politically incorrect' comments - for top job
# Boris' Buddy
# Boris' Buddy

Boris Johnson backs right-wing commentator - who regrets 'politically incorrect' comments - for top job

Jan 3rd 2018, 10:15 PM 16,888 Views 56 Comments

Toby Young is under fire for previous comments he made about women and LGBT people on social media.

# controversy - Monday 1 January, 2018

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims

Jan 1st 2018, 3:46 PM 3,704 Views 0 Comments

In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.

# controversy - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface

Dec 17th 2017, 9:53 PM 73,742 Views 130 Comments

The French international has since deleted the image and apologised to anyone who took offence.

# controversy - Monday 11 December, 2017

Jose Mourinho clashes with Man City players amid tunnel bust-up - reports
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Jose Mourinho clashes with Man City players amid tunnel bust-up - reports

Dec 11th 2017, 7:57 AM 25,678 Views 95 Comments

Newspapers reported the Portuguese coach had a verbal altercation with City goalkeeper Ederson.

# controversy - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia

Nov 26th 2017, 10:27 PM 8,390 Views 9 Comments

The ball bounced inside the goal line but the referee waved play on.

# controversy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

Nov 22nd 2017, 9:25 AM 33,608 Views 145 Comments

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

# controversy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy
# Frenemies
From The42
# Frenemies

Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy

Oct 27th 2017, 9:18 PM 4,881 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 36,063 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
From The42
# Controversy

Jaguars president apologises for NFL players kneeling in London

Oct 17th 2017, 11:59 PM 5,186 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 42,171 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 12,432 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 6,752 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 162,591 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 126,299 Views 753 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 15,078 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 113,154 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 41,943 Views 312 Comments

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