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# Gaffe

This year
2023
Meaning of 'Black and Tans' remark would have been clear to rugby fans, Biden spokesperson says
The error led to much humour online.
Last year
2022
Biden caught insulting Fox News journalist on live microphone
The comment has been included in the White House transcript of the event, ensuring it passes into the official historical record.
All time
Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe
An administrative error meant the player should have been ineligible for two PRO14 fixtures.
Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids'
Democratic rival Bill de Blaiso says that the comments should not be dismissed as a slip of the tongue.
Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.
Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager
Paddy Power say Ugo Ehiogu’s inclusion in the market to replace Harry Redknapp was “a genuine error”.
'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident
The officer sustained three shots to the arm in the attack and is alive and recovering.
What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland
The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.
VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match
Meanwhile, Venezuela defeated Jamaica in Chicago thanks to a 16th minute strike from Josef Martinez.
A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros
A little less conversation, a little bit more research.
There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash
It was a game of high drama.
A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy
The joke was made with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun'
The AC Milan president made the controversial comments about the Italian striker yesterday.
Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast
Reports in local media suggested the Champions League qualifier between Crusaders and Skenderbeu would be postponed.
Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate
Some quick thinking ensured a pretty memorable finale to the Under-16 Uefa Development competition.
Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?
It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.
This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold
The live episodes are catching EVERYONE out.
John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list
The Bantams booked their place in tomorrow’s quarter-final draw with another impressive display.
This response to Aldi Switzerland advertising Guinness with a Union Jack is perfect
It’s all we’ve got.
France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane
Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.
Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton
The Toffees lost 2-0 as their Champions League hopes hang in the balance.
Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player
Reports suggest the Irishman didn’t realise Shane Ferguson played for the club after seeing the loan star in action with Birmingham.
Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke
England manager under fire for telling old NASA joke during half-time team-talk against Poland.
Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls'
The BBC asked the former Liverpool striker to apologise on air.
Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest
Morto for all involved.
Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss
The date for the erroneous story read Monday June 3.
Column: Centra’s gaffe isn’t the real problem here – our welfare system is
It’s not news that some benefits are spent on alcohol, writes Aaron McKenna. Time for a simple change to the system.
God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing
Late-night comedian Steven Colbert has even made up a national anthem for the new dream country.
London mayor dismisses Patrick's Day event as 'lefty crap'
Irish groups in London have said Boris Johnson’s comments were ‘contemptuous’ – but he says he appreciates and admires the Irish.
Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.
Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe
The pundit said that he “deeply regrets” his poor choice of words during last night’s Match of the Day.
BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'
The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.
Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama
The students at the University of St Andrews burned the likeness of the American president on a bonfire at the weekend. The president of the Conservative society has apologised and said it was a “stupid thing to do”.
Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary
The Ryanair CEO said that he thinks child benefit should be abolished, calling it an “absurdity”.
Sarkozy: Breast-feeding is like slavery
However, the French president welcomed Carla Bruni’s breast feeding, saying it means he doesn’t have to get up at night for his new daughter.
Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe
The governor of Texas is facing a campaign meltdown after one of the most humiliating gaffes in US presidential election debate history.
Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks
Sky Sports forced to immediately apologise after on-air comments from former Ireland striker.
Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video)
It was a perfectly ordinary day for this BBC newsreader in Scotland… until she ran into a few technical problems.
Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland
The Queen’s consort verged on creating another of his trademark foot-in-mouth moments at the Guinness Storehouse this morning so TheJournal.ie has come up with an etiquette checklist for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe
Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.