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#Banned

# banned - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From The42 Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head Banned

Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head

The Australia number eight will now miss the next month of Super Rugby action.

# banned - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column

The column by MacKenzie discussing Everton player Ross Barkley in derogatory fashion has caused outrage.

# banned - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From The42 Stade Français wing Raisuqe gets 10-week ban for this stamp Suspended

Stade Français wing Raisuqe gets 10-week ban for this stamp

The Fijian served a 15-week suspension last season for a gouge on CJ Stander.

# banned - Monday 27 March, 2017

Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'

Lorne Grabher had been using his surname on his car for a number of years.

# banned - Monday 20 March, 2017

From The42 Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier Banned

Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier

The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.

# banned - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From The42 England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin Banned

England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin

Katy McLean will be unavailable for the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.

# banned - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From The42 Vietnamese players banned for two years over 'mannequin-style' protest Banned

Vietnamese players banned for two years over 'mannequin-style' protest

A goalkeeper turned his back on a penalty as part of the protest.

14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex

There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.

# banned - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

From The42 Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test Banned

Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test

Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic hurdles champion, is serving a three-month ban.

# banned - Monday 6 February, 2017

From The42 All Blacks lock Tuipulotu suspended after failed drugs test Banned

All Blacks lock Tuipulotu suspended after failed drugs test

The 24-year-old tested positive for a banned substance during November’s tour of the northern hemisphere.

# banned - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

White House spokesman says order is 'not a travel ban' (despite Trump saying it was yesterday)

White House spokesman says order is 'not a travel ban' (despite Trump saying it was yesterday)

The ban has been described as “mean-spirited” by the UN.

# banned - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

From The42 NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids Banned

NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids

Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.

# banned - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

# banned - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The42 Dallas Cowboys star Randy Gregory loses suspension appeal and will miss NFL playoffs Bad News

Dallas Cowboys star Randy Gregory loses suspension appeal and will miss NFL playoffs

Gregory will miss the Cowboys’ playoff run due to multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

# banned - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

France moves to ban Vitamin D supplement after death of newborn baby

The 10-day-old baby died after being given the supplement just before Christmas.

# banned - Monday 2 January, 2017

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.

# banned - Friday 16 December, 2016

From The42 Rugby player given 3-year ban for shocking no-arms hit on female ref Disgraced This post contains videos

Rugby player given 3-year ban for shocking no-arms hit on female ref

Italian Rugby Federation hand down heaviest punishment in 20 years to Bruno Doglioli.

# banned - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany

She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.

Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland?

Four major cities announced recently they would be bringing in bans in the next decade.

# banned - Friday 18 November, 2016

From The42 CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use Drugs

CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use

Finland international Roman Eremenko has been handed a lengthy suspension by UEFA after failing a doping test.

# banned - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The42 Saracens wing Chris Ashton cops 13-week ban for biting Guilty

Saracens wing Chris Ashton cops 13-week ban for biting

The 29-year-old is suspended until December for biting Alex Waller.

# banned - Thursday 8 September, 2016

From The42 US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal Banned

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months without pay after Rio scandal

The 32-year-old has to serve 20 hours of community service and will not receive a monthly salary for the duration of the suspension.

# banned - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

# banned - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls

Milo Yiannopoulos was told his account is being permanently suspended due to repeated violations of the Twitter rules.

# banned - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran Too Little Too Late

Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran

The fullback was fortunate not to be issued a red card in the first half of yesterday’s Test.

# banned - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

# banned - Monday 13 June, 2016

From The42 CJ Stander handed one-week ban after lengthy disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg Banned

CJ Stander handed one-week ban after lengthy disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg

The powerful Munster man will miss the second Test of Ireland’s tour in South Africa, but will be back for the encounter in Port Elizabeth.

# banned - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From The42 David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent Choke Tackle This post contains videos

David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent

Pocock pleaded guilty to grasping Michael Leitch’s neck.

# banned - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with ‘sore heads’ banned

The advertising watchdog upheld a complaint that the ad appears to reference underage drinking.

# banned - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Censorship board bans book for the first time since 1998

It includes graphic descriptions of a child being raped.

# banned - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The42 Italian stalwart Castrogiovanni to miss Ireland game after two-week ban for stamp Big Loss

Italian stalwart Castrogiovanni to miss Ireland game after two-week ban for stamp

The prop will be unavailable for the game in Dublin on 12 March.

# banned - Friday 22 January, 2016

Snow White book banned from Qatar school over ‘sexual innuendo’

A complaint came from the father of a pupil.

# banned - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From The42 Leinster’s Fergus McFadden handed three-week ban for stamp on Nathan White Bold Corner

Leinster’s Fergus McFadden handed three-week ban for stamp on Nathan White

The Ireland international accepted he committed an act of foul play.

# banned - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

# banned - Friday 11 December, 2015

Parents can’t rely on ‘reasonable chastisement’ when slapping their kids anymore

Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.

# banned - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

From The42 Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees handed 7-week ban for sickening stamp Banned

Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees handed 7-week ban for sickening stamp

The former Wales captain was given a reduced suspension due to his ‘clean disciplinary record.’

# banned - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From The42 Jimmy Gopperth to miss Leinster return after being suspended for this flying-punch Banned

Jimmy Gopperth to miss Leinster return after being suspended for this flying-punch

The Wasps fly-half has been handed a three-week ban.

# banned - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed

A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.

# banned - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

From The42 Sean O’Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash Tullow Tank

Sean O’Brien handed one-week ban for Papé punch, will miss Argentina clash

The Tullow Tank will be hoping to fight for his place again if Ireland reach the semi-final.

# banned - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

From The42 Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form – reports Desperate Times

Chelsea ban banter as they bid to curb poor early season form – reports

It’s the London club’s worst start to a top-flight season in 29 years.

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