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# Blame Game

Last year
French government blames 'massive' ticket fraud for ugly Champions League scenes
The policing of the final between Liverpool and Real Madrid has been heavily criticised.
Mikel Arteta: I was not the problem in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fall-out
The striker departed for Barcelona having not featured for Arsenal for almost two months.
All time
WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads
The recommendations came after the committee’s first meeting in nearly three months.
Leo Varadkar says he regrets people 'jumping to blame' and 'finger-pointing' over spike in Covid-19 cases
The Tánaiste explained that when the virus starts rising in the community, “you then start seeing clusters popping up all over the place”.
Babs Keating points finger at Jim Gavin for rising cost of funding inter-county teams
The former Tipperary manager also reflects on a lesson Christy Ring taught him on perfection.
'It's easy to throw Joe under the bus, everybody has to take responsibility'
Ireland players felt constricted by tension and their coach’s control in 2019, but player-led teams is by no means a new concept.
Lewandowski blames Bayern manager's 'defensive' tactics for Liverpool defeat
The Bayern Munich striker was unhappy with their tactics as they were eliminated from the Champions League.
'It's your fault!' - Shaqiri reveals he's being blamed for Mourinho's sacking
The Liverpool forward bagged a match-winning double in the Premier League contest which proved to be the last for a now former Red Devils manager.
'Ulster coaches have destroyed the game' - Martin McHugh
“Gaelic football isn’t made to be played like that,” McHugh said.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Swedish media over World Cup snub
Sweden coach Janne Andersson previously shut the door on the star player making a return to the squad.
'They told me he was 100%' - Mourinho questions medical staff after Herrera injury
The Spain international was an early casualty against Sevilla, and his boss was annoyed having apparently been given guarantees over his fitness.
Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.
Most people don't want an election before Christmas - and Fine Gael would get more blame than anyone
Despite the blame game, just 15% of those people said they wanted to see an election before Santa arrives.
Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'
The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.
'It's not the players who will cost us our place in the World Cup - it's O'Neill and Keane'
Eamon Dunphy took issue with the management team’s inconsistency and doesn’t believe the Irish will make it to Russia next summer.
Gardaí on breath test scandal: 'It's not collective responsibility, it's a management issue'
The head of the Garda Representative Association said the role of managers is to ensure lower ranks are properly supervised.
Under-fire referee axed from weekend fixture after Newcastle blunder
Keith Stroud had been scheduled to officiate at Gillingham v Milwall on Saturday.
Mark Hughes slams Bojan and Imbula displays in Stoke's FA Cup loss
Both players failed to push their cases for regular starts at Stoke as they were hauled off at half-time in the loss to Wolves.
Hillary Clinton blames FBI director for her election loss
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against Donald Trump.
Joe Brolly lays the blame firmly at Kieran McGeeney's door
“They swear allegiance to the cult of Kieran,” Brolly said about Armagh.
Tyrone blame referee Maurice Deegan for All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Kerry
Tyrone GAA secretary Dominic McCaughey was not impressed by Deegan’s handling of the Kingdom defeat.
Gerry Adams blames 'a west of Ireland man' for emigration
Can you guess who he means?
Poll: A retailers group thinks water protests contributed to Clerys decline, do you?
“It was definitely a contributory circumstance.”
They still don't know why the US space rocket exploded - but they're blaming the Russians
Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.
Dubs boss holds hands up for Donegal defeat - 'I accept full responsibility for that performance'
Jim Gavin admits there is sometimes a ‘vulnerability’ in their play.
Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity
Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.
At least 25 dead as Ukraine president blames protesters
Another 241 people have been hospitalised in fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Kiev.
Absence of game-management cost Leinster dear — O’Connor
That, and Romain Poite’s consistent inconsistency.
Politics is a "blame game", says Burton
The Minister also told that she accepts her colleague Minister Alan Shatter’s explanation over the Wallace controversy.
Ferguson: Liverpool stunted Owen's growth
The United boss says the current Stoke striker could have been, technically, a much better player.
Deliberate 'culture of negativity' destroyed Fermanagh's season
The committee appointed to review John O’Neill’s turbulent season as Fermanagh manager has slammed a small group for deliberately undermining him.
Campese tells Cooper to put the team first
Australia’s maverick fly-half, Quade Cooper, has come in for some stinging criticism from Wallabies World Cup legend David Campese.
Lack of "political fortitude" and poorly run institutions to blame for the financial crisis
The IMF is blaming the government and low quality financial institutions for failing to legislate to avoid disaster. The organisation will meet on Monday to discuss Ireland’s situation.