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# Offensive

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Premier League urged to tackle 'incessant' Hillsborough chants
An MP says the league needs to take action to ensure they stop.
Blackpool's Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets
Teammate Jake Daniels earlier this week became the first Briton in the men’s professional game to come out publicly as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.
Scottish Football Writers' Association apologises for 'sexist and racist jokes' at awards night
A number of guests staged a walkout at the ceremony in Glasgow last night.
Exeter Chiefs to abandon Native American theme as rebrand honours Celtic tribe
The new identity, including a change to their logo, will take effect from July.
All time
UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.
Liverpool condemn fans for 'racist stereotype' Divock Origi banner
It was briefly displayed ahead of last night’s Champions League tie with Genk.
Italian TV pundit suspended over racist Lukaku comments
Luciano Passirani, who appeared on TopCalcio24, has been punished for his remarks.
DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'
Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.
India bans condom advertisements from prime time television
An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.
Non-league footballer who tweeted about Harry Arter's dead daughter given a 'second chance'
Alfie Barker has found himself a new club after his seven-month FA ban ended.
Complaints lodged to Press Ombudsman over offensive Kevin Myers column
BBC presenter Vanessa Feltz has described the column as “horrifying racism”.
Sunday Times confirms Kevin Myers won't write for them again after offensive equal pay column
The article, written by Irish journalist Kevin Myers, has been sharply criticised.
Katie Hopkins to leave job at London radio station after calling for 'final solution' to Manchester attack
Hopkins became the subject of a police review after the Manchester bombing on Monday.
Asian-American band The Slants takes copyright case to Supreme Court
The US Patent Office says their name is offensive.
"Grab them by the p****. You can do anything": Trump forced into apology over comments about groping women
Several Republicans have withdrawn their endorsements of the nominee.
Council of Europe slams infamous "cockroaches" column by Katie Hopkins as "hate speech"
The body says hate speech has “soared” since 2013.
Disney pulls Halloween costume after accusations of 'brown face'
Disney, which will release the movie, Moana, later this year, said it was withdrawing the outfit from sale and regretted the offence it caused.
Republicans savage Trump over war of words with family of slain soldier
Criticism has also poured in from outraged veterans groups and relatives of soldiers killed in action.
This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments
The artist said, “What [Trump] says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.”
This ad saying women's bums are good for 'squeezing and shaking' has annoyed a lot of people
Would you take offence at being called a West Brit? The term has a muddled history
Sinn Féin’s Micheal Mac Donncha caused controversy when he made the remarks earlier this week.
TK Maxx were forced to pull this ‘Je suis over it’ t-shirt after complaints
A customer claimed it was disrespectful to the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump
Desperate to make the cut ahead of the first GOP debate, one low ranking contender has been smashing up his mobile phone on Youtube.
'Just because people are saying it doesn't mean it's true': Bill Cosby goes on the offensive
His lawyer said: “The sheer volume, or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true.”
Three have been forced to apologise for any offence caused by this 'transphobic' billboard
The controversial billboard has done the rounds on Twitter this afternoon.
US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid
It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.
Loads of Native American actors quit Adam Sandler's new film because of 'racist' jokes
The Ridiculous Six features characters called “No Bra” and “Beaver’s Breath”.
Gerard Pique hit with fine for hurling abuse and a parking ticket at policemen
The Barcelona star reportedly told them: ‘You’re jealous of me because I’m famous’.
Urban Outfitters under fire for selling a throw reminiscent of Holocaust prisoner clothing
They’re at it again.
UFC fighter Colby Covington trolls Cathal Pendred with unfortunate anti-Irish tweets
The American said he would bury his opponent “like the British did to the Irish”.
Armitage and Castrogiovanni in the dock after being hit with complaints of misconduct
The incidents allegedly occured during and after Toulon’s clash with the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.
PR firm forced to change 'racist' name after massive Twitter reaction
The company has deleted its social media accounts.
This awful sanitary towel ad is under fire for being 'sexist' and 'demeaning'
Oh brother.
Your new postcode won't say 'F1CK' or 'IRA'. Here's why
“FECK will not be in there.”
Police called over 'offensive flag'... that turned out to be European
The incident took place in Rory McIlroy’s hometown of Holywood.
Urban Outfitters apologises and removes blood-spattered sweatshirt from sale after criticism
Sweatshirt appeared to allude to a 1970 college shooting.
Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia
However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.
Brief Gaza truce ends as fresh Israeli bombing campaign pushes death toll over 400
About 40 people have been killed today as Israel intensifies campaign.
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.
Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.