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#Controversy

# 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 12,509 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 2,307 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 14,385 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 49,020 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 5,019 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 46,548 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 22,357 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 25,073 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 22,254 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 8,595 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 13,402 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 7,225 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 27,807 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 6,777 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 47,180 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 20,749 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 9,962 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 4,981 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 17,837 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 8,050 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 9,005 Views 37 Comments

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

# controversy - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Ex-Portsmouth star walks off field during Serie A clash due to racist abuse
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Ex-Portsmouth star walks off field during Serie A clash due to racist abuse

Apr 30th 2017, 8:31 PM 35,386 Views 26 Comments

Sulley Muntari complained to the referee about the chants but was punished for dissent.

# controversy - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Referee conned by blatant dive as Celtic concede late penalty
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Referee conned by blatant dive as Celtic concede late penalty

Apr 16th 2017, 3:07 PM 12,441 Views 23 Comments

Ross County forward Alex Schalk was the man who went down in the box.

# controversy - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Atletico beat Leicester 1-0 - but should this have been a penalty?
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Atletico beat Leicester 1-0 - but should this have been a penalty?

Apr 12th 2017, 8:32 PM 10,332 Views 7 Comments

Antoine Griezmann gave the hosts the lead on 28 minutes.

# controversy - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Serious mistake': Le Pen under fire after saying French state did not round up Jews during WW2
# Revisionist
# Revisionist

'Serious mistake': Le Pen under fire after saying French state did not round up Jews during WW2

Apr 10th 2017, 7:49 AM 25,824 Views 70 Comments

Francois Hollande and Jacques Chirac have apologised for the role that French police played in the past.

# controversy - Monday 3 April, 2017

Review group to look into France-Wales substitute row
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Review group to look into France-Wales substitute row

Apr 3rd 2017, 7:07 PM 6,557 Views 3 Comments

Prop Uini Atonio was replaced, despite telling Wayne Barnes he was not injured but his back was hurting

Spanish club under fire amid claims 12-0 loss to Barca B was fixed
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Spanish club under fire amid claims 12-0 loss to Barca B was fixed

Apr 3rd 2017, 3:56 PM 6,307 Views 2 Comments

After the huge defeat, Eldense striker Cheikh Saad has alleged several of his team-mates threw Saturday’s game.

Lexi Thompson loses first Major of the season after TV viewer's email leads to four-shot penalty
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Lexi Thompson loses first Major of the season after TV viewer's email leads to four-shot penalty

Apr 3rd 2017, 3:00 PM 44,720 Views 49 Comments

“Common sense just thrown right out the window!!”

# controversy - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Zach Braff rowed in on the United Airline leggings controversy with a great Scrubs reference
# Leggings Gate
From The Daily Edge
# Leggings Gate

Zach Braff rowed in on the United Airline leggings controversy with a great Scrubs reference

Mar 28th 2017, 7:49 PM 12,298 Views 3 Comments

“Am I allowed wear this on your planes?”

# controversy - Monday 20 March, 2017

GamerCon fiasco: Convention Centre hits back after organisers blame venue
# Angry Scenes
# Angry Scenes

GamerCon fiasco: Convention Centre hits back after organisers blame venue

Mar 20th 2017, 7:05 PM 36,218 Views 35 Comments

Thousands were queuing in the rain for hours on Saturday waiting to gain entry to the event.

# controversy - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales
# HIAgate
From The42
# HIAgate

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales

Mar 19th 2017, 5:15 PM 23,457 Views 30 Comments

There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered

Mar 15th 2017, 9:00 PM 7,805 Views 7 Comments

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.

# controversy - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Timeline: The seismic controversy over the Project Eagle sale as it unfolded from start to finish
# Nama Drama
# Nama Drama

Timeline: The seismic controversy over the Project Eagle sale as it unfolded from start to finish

Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 PM 21,175 Views 68 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee published its report into the sale today.

# controversy - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Gay army veterans WILL be allowed to march in Boston St Patrick's Day parade
# Outvets
# Outvets

Gay army veterans WILL be allowed to march in Boston St Patrick's Day parade

Mar 11th 2017, 9:42 AM 15,534 Views 134 Comments

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said yesterday she would not take part in the parade.

# controversy - Friday 10 March, 2017

Canadian judge resigns over 'keep your knees together' comment in sexual assault trial
# Controversy
# Controversy

Canadian judge resigns over 'keep your knees together' comment in sexual assault trial

Mar 10th 2017, 3:54 PM 18,875 Views 17 Comments

Judge Camp had said in a 2014 trial that “pain and sex sometimes go together”.

# controversy - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'How do you turn down the US President?': McGinley on McIlroy's round with Trump
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'How do you turn down the US President?': McGinley on McIlroy's round with Trump

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 12,547 Views 27 Comments

The former Ryder Cup captain says Rory McIlroy was in a no-win situation.

# controversy - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

'It's the equivalent of racism and sexism' - Kevin Kilbane hits out at David Haye for 'retards' slur
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It's the equivalent of racism and sexism' - Kevin Kilbane hits out at David Haye for 'retards' slur

Mar 1st 2017, 10:43 AM 28,428 Views 56 Comments

The ex-Ireland international criticised the boxing star for calling fans the derogatory term.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Right-wing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over 'child abuse' comments
# Controversy
# Controversy

Right-wing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over 'child abuse' comments

Feb 21st 2017, 8:25 PM 31,727 Views 114 Comments

He had earlier been dropped from a major Conservative conference.

# controversy - Monday 20 February, 2017

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at centre of storm over 'child abuse' comments
# Controversy
# Controversy

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at centre of storm over 'child abuse' comments

Feb 20th 2017, 7:53 PM 27,076 Views 117 Comments

He was dropped from the Conservative Political Action Conference, where President Donald Trump is due to speak.

Brazilian player leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Brazilian player leaves pitch in tears after racial abuse

Feb 20th 2017, 5:00 PM 47,654 Views 39 Comments

Everton Luiz suffered abuse during the match in Serbia and grew emotional after confronting Rad supporters.