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#Controversy

# controversy - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article

The article was written following the conviction of 17 men in Newcastle who forced young girls to have sex.

# controversy - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'They probably weren't aware': Cork County Board condemns flying of Confederate flag

The flag was flown by Cork supporters during Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Waterford.

# controversy - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Venezuela's currency is crumbling as unrest rages in the country

On Thursday alone, it slumped nearly 15%.

# controversy - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From The42 Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation Controversy

Suspended Spanish football president resigns as vice president of Fifa and Uefa amid corruption investigation

Angel Maria Villar had been head of the Spanish football federation for almost three decades before he was suspended following his arrest last Tuesday.

# controversy - Monday 3 July, 2017

From The42 Video Assistant Referee blunder in Confederations Cup final slammed by critics Controversy This post contains videos

Video Assistant Referee blunder in Confederations Cup final slammed by critics

The footballing world took to social media to express their distaste at the decision made by the referee in Sunday’s final

# controversy - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Trump slammed by Republicans and Democrats after tweet about female host 'bleeding badly from a facelift'

Trump’s outburst was directed at the hosts of the MSNBC show Morning Joe.

# controversy - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From The42 McEnroe regrets Serena 'Number 700 on men's tour' remark Controversy

McEnroe regrets Serena 'Number 700 on men's tour' remark

Three days after his comments to National Public Radio were aired, the saga appeared to finally end.

# controversy - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The42 TV attack on Diarmuid Connolly's 'good name' behind Jim Gavin's decision not to engage with broadcast media Controversy

'We always manage to have enough dogs': Notorious dog meat festival gets underway in China

There were initial reports that the festival was going to be shut down.

# controversy - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'New politics, my foot': Mayhem in the Dáil as TDs get heated on Máire Whelan row

The government again faced fierce criticism for its handling of the appointment this evening.

# controversy - Saturday 17 June, 2017

From The42 Irish players miss out as Lions call on Welsh and Scottish reinforcements Controversy

Irish players miss out as Lions call on Welsh and Scottish reinforcements

England boss Eddie Jones has already voiced his disapproval.

# controversy - Friday 9 June, 2017

From The42 Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute's silence for London victims Controversy

Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute's silence for London victims

“The players did not intend any disrespect to the memories of the victims or to cause upset…”

# controversy - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From The42 Minute's silence before Australia match 'not in keeping with Saudi culture' Controversy This post contains videos

Minute's silence before Australia match 'not in keeping with Saudi culture'

The incident occurred before Saudi Arabia’s World Cup qualifier against Australia.

From The42 An argument that 15 backup QBs are better than Colin Kaepernick is countered by a simple fact-check Controversy

An argument that 15 backup QBs are better than Colin Kaepernick is countered by a simple fact-check

It’s looking more and more likely the former 49ers star does not have a job for non-football reasons.

# controversy - Saturday 3 June, 2017

From The42 Watch: Diarmuid Connolly could be in hot water after this heated exchange with the linesman Controversy

Watch: Diarmuid Connolly could be in hot water after this heated exchange with the linesman

By the letter of the law, even a “minor interference” with an official would bring a minimum 12-week suspension.

# controversy - Thursday 1 June, 2017

From The42 Navratilova wants Margaret Court Arena renamed as she slams controversial tennis great Controversy

Navratilova wants Margaret Court Arena renamed as she slams controversial tennis great

Court was described as “a racist and a homophobe” by the former world number one.

# controversy - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches

The Board of Management only found out about the plans last week.

# controversy - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'It is done, and I will be fine': Former FBI director writes farewell letter after Trump fires him

Comey was abruptly dismissed Tuesday by the Republican president, who said the issue was Comey’s inability to lead.

# controversy - Monday 8 May, 2017

From The42 Hulk denies punch, says 'I like Chinese people' Controversy

Hulk denies punch, says 'I like Chinese people'

Guizhou Zhicheng’s head coach Li Bing has accused the muscular Brazilian of punching his assistant.

From The42 Italian TV station apologises following Juventus star's racial insult claims Serie A This post contains videos

Italian TV station apologises following Juventus star's racial insult claims

Juventus have also released a statement.

From The42 'As players, we’re annoyed. We don’t understand the decision' Pienaar

'As players, we’re annoyed. We don’t understand the decision'

Luke Marshall said Ulster’s squad have frustrations over Ruan Pienaar being forced to leave by the IRFU.

# controversy - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From The42 Italian football hit by racism controversy for second week running Shame

Italian football hit by racism controversy for second week running

Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia was insulted on air during a live, post-match television interview.

# controversy - Friday 5 May, 2017

There could be criminal probe into Templemore funds - Commissioner

The Commissioner said she did not mislead the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

# controversy - Sunday 30 April, 2017

From The42 Ex-Portsmouth star walks off field during Serie A clash due to racist abuse Controversy This post contains videos

Ex-Portsmouth star walks off field during Serie A clash due to racist abuse

Sulley Muntari complained to the referee about the chants but was punished for dissent.

# controversy - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From The42 Referee conned by blatant dive as Celtic concede late penalty Controversy This post contains videos

Referee conned by blatant dive as Celtic concede late penalty

Ross County forward Alex Schalk was the man who went down in the box.

# controversy - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From The42 Atletico beat Leicester 1-0 - but should this have been a penalty? Controversy

Atletico beat Leicester 1-0 - but should this have been a penalty?

Antoine Griezmann gave the hosts the lead on 28 minutes.

# controversy - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Serious mistake': Le Pen under fire after saying French state did not round up Jews during WW2

Francois Hollande and Jacques Chirac have apologised for the role that French police played in the past.

# controversy - Monday 3 April, 2017

From The42 Review group to look into France-Wales substitute row Controversy

Review group to look into France-Wales substitute row

Prop Uini Atonio was replaced, despite telling Wayne Barnes he was not injured but his back was hurting

From The42 Spanish club under fire amid claims 12-0 loss to Barca B was fixed Controversy This post contains videos

Spanish club under fire amid claims 12-0 loss to Barca B was fixed

After the huge defeat, Eldense striker Cheikh Saad has alleged several of his team-mates threw Saturday’s game.

From The42 Lexi Thompson loses first Major of the season after TV viewer's email leads to four-shot penalty Controversy

Lexi Thompson loses first Major of the season after TV viewer's email leads to four-shot penalty

“Common sense just thrown right out the window!!”

# controversy - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Zach Braff rowed in on the United Airline leggings controversy with a great Scrubs reference Leggings Gate

Zach Braff rowed in on the United Airline leggings controversy with a great Scrubs reference

“Am I allowed wear this on your planes?”

# controversy - Monday 20 March, 2017

GamerCon fiasco: Convention Centre hits back after organisers blame venue

Thousands were queuing in the rain for hours on Saturday waiting to gain entry to the event.

# controversy - Sunday 19 March, 2017

From The42 Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales HIAgate

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales

There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From The42 Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered Controversy

Brazilian football club criticised for signing player who had his girlfriend murdered

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, a 32-year-old goalkeeper, was convicted of the crime in 2010.

# controversy - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Timeline: The seismic controversy over the Project Eagle sale as it unfolded from start to finish

The Public Accounts Committee published its report into the sale today.

# controversy - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Gay army veterans WILL be allowed to march in Boston St Patrick's Day parade

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone said yesterday she would not take part in the parade.

# controversy - Friday 10 March, 2017

Canadian judge resigns over 'keep your knees together' comment in sexual assault trial

Judge Camp had said in a 2014 trial that “pain and sex sometimes go together”.

# controversy - Thursday 2 March, 2017

From The42 'How do you turn down the US President?': McGinley on McIlroy's round with Trump Controversy

'How do you turn down the US President?': McGinley on McIlroy's round with Trump

The former Ryder Cup captain says Rory McIlroy was in a no-win situation.

# controversy - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

From The42 'It's the equivalent of racism and sexism' - Kevin Kilbane hits out at David Haye for 'retards' slur Controversy This post contains videos

'It's the equivalent of racism and sexism' - Kevin Kilbane hits out at David Haye for 'retards' slur

The ex-Ireland international criticised the boxing star for calling fans the derogatory term.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Right-wing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over 'child abuse' comments

He had earlier been dropped from a major Conservative conference.

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