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# gaffe - Friday 25 September, 2020

Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe
# Error
From The42
# Error

Ulster receive suspended fine and docked point over Ian Madigan gaffe

Sep 25th 2020, 7:03 PM 33,741 Views 4 Comments

An administrative error meant the player should have been ineligible for two PRO14 fixtures.

# gaffe - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids'
# Gaffe
# Gaffe

Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids'

Aug 10th 2019, 9:44 AM 20,679 Views 69 Comments

Democratic rival Bill de Blaiso says that the comments should not be dismissed as a slip of the tongue.

# gaffe - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'
# Ebit Macht Frei
# Ebit Macht Frei

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'

Mar 14th 2019, 10:25 PM 25,117 Views 28 Comments

Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.

# gaffe - Monday 18 September, 2017

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager

Sep 18th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,741 Views 24 Comments

Paddy Power say Ugo Ehiogu’s inclusion in the market to replace Harry Redknapp was “a genuine error”.

# gaffe - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident
# What's That Now?
# What's That Now?

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident

Jan 25th 2017, 10:05 PM 23,251 Views 33 Comments

The officer sustained three shots to the arm in the attack and is alive and recovering.

# gaffe - Sunday 21 August, 2016

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland
# Policy
# Policy

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

Aug 21st 2016, 10:15 AM 16,143 Views 33 Comments

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# gaffe - Monday 6 June, 2016

VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match

Jun 6th 2016, 9:13 AM 5,641 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, Venezuela defeated Jamaica in Chicago thanks to a 16th minute strike from Josef Martinez.

# gaffe - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros

May 31st 2016, 7:25 AM 17,292 Views 7 Comments

A little less conversation, a little bit more research.

# gaffe - Sunday 17 April, 2016

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash

Apr 17th 2016, 1:04 PM 13,050 Views 15 Comments

It was a game of high drama.

# gaffe - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy
# Racially Tinged
# Racially Tinged

A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy

Apr 12th 2016, 7:46 PM 30,016 Views 44 Comments

The joke was made with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

# gaffe - Sunday 21 February, 2016

Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun'
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun'

Feb 21st 2016, 10:29 AM 8,225 Views 7 Comments

The AC Milan president made the controversial comments about the Italian striker yesterday.

# gaffe - Monday 20 July, 2015

Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast

Jul 20th 2015, 12:23 PM 26,523 Views 60 Comments

Reports in local media suggested the Champions League qualifier between Crusaders and Skenderbeu would be postponed.

# gaffe - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate

Apr 2nd 2015, 4:29 PM 8,151 Views 9 Comments

Some quick thinking ensured a pretty memorable finale to the Under-16 Uefa Development competition.

# gaffe - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?
# Gaffe
# Gaffe

Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?

Mar 11th 2015, 10:02 AM 24,108 Views 84 Comments

It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.

# gaffe - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold
# How's Adam
From The Daily Edge
# How's Adam

This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold

Feb 18th 2015, 9:19 PM 13,809 Views 0 Comments

The live episodes are catching EVERYONE out.

# gaffe - Sunday 15 February, 2015

John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list
# Cup Upset
From The42
# Cup Upset

John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list

Feb 15th 2015, 4:50 PM 4,989 Views 3 Comments

The Bantams booked their place in tomorrow’s quarter-final draw with another impressive display.

# gaffe - Saturday 28 June, 2014

This response to Aldi Switzerland advertising Guinness with a Union Jack is perfect
# Buuurn
From The Daily Edge
# Buuurn

This response to Aldi Switzerland advertising Guinness with a Union Jack is perfect

Jun 28th 2014, 4:25 PM 8,559 Views 6 Comments

It’s all we’ve got.

# gaffe - Saturday 7 June, 2014

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane
# Hammered
From The42
# Hammered

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane

Jun 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 8,048 Views 17 Comments

Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.

# gaffe - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton

Apr 26th 2014, 12:59 PM 6,879 Views 7 Comments

The Toffees lost 2-0 as their Champions League hopes hang in the balance.

# gaffe - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player

Nov 3rd 2013, 12:02 PM 11,624 Views 11 Comments

Reports suggest the Irishman didn’t realise Shane Ferguson played for the club after seeing the loan star in action with Birmingham.

# gaffe - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke

Oct 17th 2013, 12:00 PM 14,541 Views 69 Comments

England manager under fire for telling old NASA joke during half-time team-talk against Poland.

# gaffe - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls'
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls'

Sep 29th 2013, 2:16 PM 5,942 Views 8 Comments

The BBC asked the former Liverpool striker to apologise on air.

# gaffe - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest
# Gaffe
From The Daily Edge
# Gaffe

Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest

Sep 12th 2013, 11:17 AM 11,170 Views 4 Comments

Morto for all involved.

# gaffe - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss

Jun 2nd 2013, 9:48 AM 2,240 Views 3 Comments

The date for the erroneous story read Monday June 3.

# gaffe - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Column: Centra’s gaffe isn’t the real problem here – our welfare system is
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Centra’s gaffe isn’t the real problem here – our welfare system is

Jul 7th 2012, 8:00 AM 77 Views 166 Comments

It’s not news that some benefits are spent on alcohol, writes Aaron McKenna. Time for a simple change to the system.

# gaffe - Thursday 31 May, 2012

God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing
# Team Amercia
From The Daily Edge
# Team Amercia

God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing

May 31st 2012, 10:59 AM 9,114 Views 17 Comments

Late-night comedian Steven Colbert has even made up a national anthem for the new dream country.

# gaffe - Friday 10 February, 2012

London mayor dismisses Patrick's Day event as 'lefty crap'
# London
# London

London mayor dismisses Patrick's Day event as 'lefty crap'

Feb 10th 2012, 2:58 PM 11,910 Views 72 Comments

Irish groups in London have said Boris Johnson’s comments were ‘contemptuous’ – but he says he appreciates and admires the Irish.

# gaffe - Friday 20 January, 2012

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
# Gaffe
From The Daily Edge
# Gaffe

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings

Jan 20th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,497 Views 31 Comments

Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.

# gaffe - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe
# Facepalm
From The42
# Facepalm

Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe

Dec 22nd 2011, 11:01 AM 7,291 Views 87 Comments

The pundit said that he “deeply regrets” his poor choice of words during last night’s Match of the Day.

# gaffe - Friday 2 December, 2011

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'
# Big Mouth
# Big Mouth

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:58 PM 6,718 Views 69 Comments

The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.

# gaffe - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama
# Controversy
# Controversy

Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama

Nov 23rd 2011, 3:34 PM 2,161 Views 13 Comments

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”.

# gaffe - Monday 21 November, 2011

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary
# Big Mouth
# Big Mouth

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary

Nov 21st 2011, 9:53 PM 11,523 Views 102 Comments

The Ryanair CEO said that he thinks child benefit should be abolished, calling it an “absurdity”.

# gaffe - Friday 18 November, 2011

Sarkozy: Breast-feeding is like slavery
# Oops
# Oops

Sarkozy: Breast-feeding is like slavery

Nov 18th 2011, 10:00 AM 4,477 Views 15 Comments

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.

# gaffe - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe
# Oh Dear
# Oh Dear

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe

Nov 10th 2011, 7:58 AM 2,208 Views 18 Comments

The governor of Texas is facing a campaign meltdown after one of the most humiliating gaffes in US presidential election debate history.

# gaffe - Monday 29 August, 2011

Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks
# Gaffe
From The42
# Gaffe

Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks

Aug 29th 2011, 11:28 AM 2,062 Views 6 Comments

Sky Sports forced to immediately apologise after on-air comments from former Ireland striker.

# gaffe - Friday 17 June, 2011

Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video)
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video)

Jun 17th 2011, 5:00 PM 1,733 Views 13 Comments

It was a perfectly ordinary day for this BBC newsreader in Scotland… until she ran into a few technical problems.

# gaffe - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland
# Royal Visit
From The Daily Edge
# Royal Visit

Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland

May 18th 2011, 12:39 PM 3,304 Views 0 Comments

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.

# gaffe - Friday 1 April, 2011

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe
# Gaffe
# Gaffe

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe

Apr 1st 2011, 7:53 AM 9,477 Views 19 Comments

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.

# gaffe - Friday 6 August, 2010

Cameron criticised for Iran nuke gaffe
# Oops
# Oops

Cameron criticised for Iran nuke gaffe

Aug 6th 2010, 2:06 PM 148 Views 0 Comments

The British Prime Minister’s latest diplomatic blunder – accusing Iran of possessing a nuclear weapon – is criticised as “dangerous”.