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# Offensive

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2022
# Offensive
Premier League urged to tackle 'incessant' Hillsborough chants
An MP says the league needs to take action to ensure they stop.
# Regret
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.
# Offensive
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.
# Offensive
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
# Offensive
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.
# Offensive
Liverpool condemn fans for 'racist stereotype' Divock Origi banner
It was briefly displayed ahead of last night’s Champions League tie with Genk.
# Offensive
Italian TV pundit suspended over racist Lukaku comments
Luciano Passirani, who appeared on TopCalcio24, has been punished for his remarks.
# Brexit spokesperson
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”.
# Contraception
India bans condom advertisements from prime time television
An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.
# Offensive
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.
# Offensive
Complaints lodged to Press Ombudsman over offensive Kevin Myers column
BBC presenter Vanessa Feltz has described the column as “horrifying racism”.
# Kevin Myers
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.
# gone
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.
# Offensive
Asian-American band The Slants takes copyright case to Supreme Court
The US Patent Office says their name is offensive.
# abhorrent
"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.
# Offensive
Council of Europe slams infamous "cockroaches" column by Katie Hopkins as "hate speech"
The body says hate speech has “soared” since 2013.
# Offensive
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.
# Offensive
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.
# all the words
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.”
# bum note
This ad saying women's bums are good for 'squeezing and shaking' has annoyed a lot of people
Ugh.
# Controversial
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.
# Offensive
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.
# trump smash
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.
# Allegations
'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.”
# transphobic
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.
# Under Siege
US Special Forces kill Isis leader in daring helicopter raid
It comes as battle continues to rage in Iraq.
# Offensive
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”.
# Offensive
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’.
# Controversial
Urban Outfitters under fire for selling a throw reminiscent of Holocaust prisoner clothing
They’re at it again.
# Offensive
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”.
# Keep it clean
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.
# strange fruit
PR firm forced to change 'racist' name after massive Twitter reaction
The company has deleted its social media accounts.
# Grim
This awful sanitary towel ad is under fire for being 'sexist' and 'demeaning'
Oh brother.
# Offensive
Your new postcode won't say 'F1CK' or 'IRA'. Here's why
“FECK will not be in there.”
# Ryder Cup
Police called over 'offensive flag'... that turned out to be European
The incident took place in Rory McIlroy’s hometown of Holywood.
# Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters apologises and removes blood-spattered sweatshirt from sale after criticism
Sweatshirt appeared to allude to a 1970 college shooting.
# Donetsk
Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia
However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.
# bombardments
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.
# Offensive
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.
# failed truce
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’.