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# Controversial

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Controversial
IOC gives green light for Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in Paris
Russian and Belarusian athletes will have to compete under a neutral flag at the 2024 Olympics.
This month
January 2023
# Celtic Symphony
Leinster Rugby apologise for 'any offence caused' after controversial Wolfe Tones song played at RDS
The Wolfe Tones song Celtic Symphony was played followed Leinster’s URC win against Connacht tonight.
Last month
December 2022
# Controversial
Portugal boss explains decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo
Fernando Santos insists the call to leave the former Man United star on the bench was ‘purely strategic’.
Last year
2022
# Controversial
Galway ring road: Minister says transport plans must include climate as planning permission axed
The green light had been given to the contentious proposal last year.
# Controversial
Bosnia decision to play Russia friendly sparks backlash
Bosnia’s national football federation has accepted an offer from the Russian federation to play a friendly on November 19.
# Controversial
Premier League asks PGMOL to review VAR decisions at Chelsea and Newcastle
West Ham were denied a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge while a Tyrick Mitchell own goal was chalked off at St James’ Park.
# Controversial
'I don't think they should drop the hammer' - McIlroy understands why golfers joined Saudi tour
The 33-year-old reiterated that he has no plans to play in the Liv Golf Invitational Series.
# scrutiny
Wayne Rooney may be in trouble over controversial comments
The former Manchester United player admitted he changed his studs to ‘big, long metal ones to try and hurt someone’.
All time
# Controversial
PSG scrape victory with late Mbappe penalty
PSG had to come from behind against Angers, with Danilo Pereira heading in the equaliser.
# Controversial
'There was no plan B' - The Lions Test series won't have a neutral TMO
South African official Marius Jonker will be the television match official.
# Controversial
Premier League fights back against reports of Super League breakaway
The Champions League is set for a reform.
# Boost
Real Madrid in sight of Champions League quarters after controversial red card
Ferland Mendy scored late as the Spanish side beat 10-man Atalanta.
# Wave Goodbye
Controversial Premier League pay-per-view model looks set to end
Fans needed to pay £14.95 to watch games not selected for regular television broadcast in the UK.
# Reaction
Jose Mourinho defends Harry Kane over controversial penalty incident
The Portuguese coach launched an impassioned defence of the striker’s actions.
# Legislation
Dozens protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin over Mother and Baby Homes Bill
President Michael D Higgins yesterday signed the Bill into law.
# Return
'We’ve repaired our differences' - Nathan Jones returns to Luton after controversial exit
The former Stoke boss has returned to the club he departed 16 months ago.
# Controversial
Quiz: Do you remember the details of these controversial TV moments?
Won’t somebody please think of the children?
# Controversial
Barcelona sign ex-Middlesbrough forward Braithwaite on emergency deal
The Denmark international has joined from Leganes, who have not been permitted to replace him.
# Controversial
Councillors reject motion to have support for O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment project rescinded
The O’Devaney project will see a number of new homes developed, including social and affordable housing.
# Tweets
'Hiding isn't going to make it go away': Fine Gael Ministers call on Clifford-Lee to apologise over social media comments
Lorraine Clifford-Lee has come under fire in recent days over controversial tweets she posted in the past.
# Controversial
Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football
The Sky pundit has come under fire for comments about Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute disallowed goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs.
# clash on the dunes
Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia
Eddie Hearn has been criticised for choosing a country with an ‘abysmal human rights record’ for the latest world heavyweight title fight.
# Big call
Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby
Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.
# Controversial
Verstappen ends Mercedes run but stewards investigate
The Dutchman’s dramatic overtaking move was immediately announced as under investigation by the officials.
# Controversial
'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'
Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has defended his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.
# Controversial
Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
The 30-year-old was informed last month of plans to terminate his multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal after he posted on social media that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.
# Controversial
Controversial Hernandez strike helps West Ham push Fulham closer to relegation trapdoor
Fulham failed to capitalise on an early lead as Claudio Ranieri’s side slumped to another Premier League loss.
# Controversial
Rio Ferdinand throws his support behind Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over club sale talks
The BT Sport pundit was speaking ahead of Newcastle’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
# Controversial
Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019
The more controversial choice of Jerusalem was rejected in favour of Tel Aviv.
# Argument
Gary Neville embroiled in Twitter row after controversial signing of Irish striker
Adam Rooney’s move from Aberdeen to Salford has provoked plenty of debate.
# Have your say
Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France
Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.
# Miami
Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida
The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight.
# Controversial
Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons
The 14-month-old has a rather famous namesake.
# polish finish
Legia Warsaw win Polish championship in dramatic circumstances after final game abandoned
The title-winners finished three points ahead of former Irish international Cillian Sheridan’s Jagiellona Białystok.
# official business
South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster
The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.
# RETORT
Pochettino says the FA's controversial Harry Kane tweet was 'embarrassing'
The Tottenham boss has criticised the Football Association for a joke about their FA Cup semi-final defeat.
# Controversial
Caster Semenya could be affected by new rules for female athletes with high testosterone levels
The controversial move has been seen as targeting the double Olympic 800m champion.
# Punishment
Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card
Graham Cummins was dismissed against St Patrick’s Athletic last week.
# Unimpressed
Jurgen Klopp fuming after Harry Kane penalty denies Liverpool
The Reds boss confronted Jon Moss on the pitch at full-time.
# Controversial
'I think it is normal' - Klopp defends VAR after controversies in West Brom loss
After long delays while officials consulted VAR during Saturday’s FA Cup exit, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp defended the system.