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# Speaking out

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Victory over Brazil 'marked by repression of Argentinians' - Messi
Kick-off for the game in Rio de Janeiro was delayed by crowd trouble.
'Inexcusable' - Hamann slams Stephen Kenny for calling up Ireland U21 star Moran
Andrew Moran is a key player for the Ireland U21s but has been added to the senior squad.
This year
Spain men's national team condemn 'unacceptable behaviour' of Rubiales
Rubiales has been provisionally suspended by Fifa pending an investigation.
Vera Pauw: 'We are absolutely fine with each other . . . I love Katie'
In her first interview since her Ireland departure, Pauw claimed she was undermined by the FAI ahead of and during the World Cup.
Vera Pauw 'absolutely fine' with Katie McCabe and takes aim at FAI
In her first interview since her Ireland departure, Pauw claimed she was undermined by the FAI ahead of and during the World Cup.
'No matter who you are, you always have a right to play for this country'
Ireland’s Adam Idah on his own experiences with racist abuse in the wake of recent controversies.
'I put on a mask for a long period of time' - Aaron Lennon
The former England international’s new goal is to help footballers suffering from mental health issues.
'The GAA's reputation is at stake' - Joe Brolly criticises handling of club final controversy
The Derry All-Ireland winner believes a replay should be ordered between Kilmacud Crokes and Glen.
Antonio Conte says taking all media responsibilities is ‘bad habit’
“I have never seen the sporting director come here to explain the strategy and vision of the club.”
Last year
Gay Australian footballer Cavallo 'lost respect' for Fifa
‘All the work my fellow allies and the LGBTQ+ community are doing to make football inclusive, you have shown that football isn’t a place for everyone.’
England star Beth Mead won't 'be backing or promoting' World Cup in Qatar
‘It’s disappointing in the sense that there’s no respect on a lot of levels,’ the Euro 2022 hero told BBC Radio 4 today.
'We've made a football decision' - Howe defends Newcastle training camp in Saudi Arabia
The Magpies first travelled to the Gulf state in January.
Steven Reid: 'Really tough, you're talking about real severe anxiety, stress, panic attacks'
Reid departed his coaching role with Nottingham Forest earlier this month.
'I get death threats every now and then' - F1 driver on social media abuse
The 22-year-old was speaking ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin reveals struggles and says ‘talking saved my life’
The England international struggled with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign.
Vieira defends Wilfried Zaha after diving claim and says winger was targeted
Crystal Palace and Leeds fought out a physical goalless draw, where Zaha was the most fouled player on the pitch.
Azeem Rafiq fears he is 'unemployable' after speaking out about racism
The former off-spinner accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with the abuse he suffered.
Belarusian tennis star Azarenka 'devastated' by violence against Ukraine
Authoritarian Belarus is closely linked to Russia and has been used as a key staging ground for the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
Man City's Zinchenko vows Ukraine ‘will not give up’ as Russian threat continues
The 25-year-old took to Instagram to voice his concern for his home country.
All time
Africa Cup of Nations coverage 'completely tinged with racism' - Wright
The tournament gets underway in Cameroon on 9 January.
The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
Ciara McCormack on the NWSL abuse scandal and other similar controversies that have plagued sport.
Lewis Hamilton highlights ‘pretty terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws in Saudi Arabia
The inaugural race in Jeddah is the penultimate grand prix of the 2021 season in which Hamilton and Max Verstappen have tussled for the title.
Racism cost me my career – English cricketer Azeem Rafiq reveals full extent of harrowing abuse
Rafiq detailed his experiences at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing in London.
Keith Earls: 'I went down to see a guy in Cork, a psychiatrist and diagnosed me with Bipolar 2'
The Munster and Ireland rugby player was speaking about his new book on The Late Late Show last night.
GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players
His comments come days after Mayo GAA condemned ‘personal attacks’ on their players and management.
Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.
Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’
'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse
The 27-year-old says she has received sexist comments on social media.
Davy Fitzgerald: 'The way myself and my family have been treated is an absolute and utter disgrace'
The Wexford manager was speaking in Semple Stadium after today’s game.
Our silence wrongly created impression we don’t care about Man Utd – Joel Glazer
The club’s executive vice-chairman said he enjoys ‘the thrill of every goal’ and feels ‘the utmost agony of every defeat’.
'It'll never work... The last thing the players want is not to play next Saturday'
Cavan camogie manager Jimmy Greville says his players don’t want to be in a position where they may not fulfill fixtures.
Owner Reynolds voices support for Elliott - ‘The scars of this week are his ultimate punishment’
Reynolds has eight horses at the Meath yard, including top staying chaser Presenting Percy
'That's influencing referees' - Solskjaer rages at penalty talk following Chelsea draw
The Man United boss says his side are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record.
'There's pages and pages of abuse' - Fitzgerald on online trolling aimed at himself and father
The Wexford boss was speaking on The Late Late Show.
Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games
Bevan Duffy says it’s unfair to put amateur athletes under pressure to play matches.
Arsene Wenger: Smaller clubs will die if no action is taken
The former Arsenal manager was responding to Project Big Picture’s revolutionary plans.
'You're going to have GAA clubs preparing for a potential semi-final or final that may never be played'
Bart Gilmartin of the Old Leighlin Ladies team in Carlow explains how this decision impacts clubs around the country.
Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott
The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.
'It's worse for her because she's a woman and she's seen as black as well'
Micah Richards has defended fellow pundit Alex Scott for the ongoing abuse she receives online.
James McClean 'a little bit annoyed' about lack of public support from Irish team-mates
McClean spoke up this week about the abuse he has endured as a player in England for nine years.