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# Controversy

Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Ex-Spain football boss in court over World Cup kiss scandal
Luis Rubiales has repeatedly insisted the act was consensual.
This month
September 2023
'I am not a racist' - France lock Bastien Chalureau denies racist remarks
The Montpellier second row shed tears as he addressed the media.
French World Cup build-up overshadowed by Chalureau race case
The 31-year-old, who has been capped six times, has appealed against the conviction.
Last month
August 2023
Daniel Dubois’ camp to lobby for no contest after controversial low blow call
Promoter Frank Warren said the contest was spoiled by the referee’s decision to allow Usyk to recover after he was buckled by a low blow in the fifth.
Spanish football chief Rubiales to quit over World Cup kiss scandal - reports
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism and calls for him to resign.
Spanish football chief Rubiales to quit over World Cup kiss scandal - reports
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism and calls for him to resign.
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales
Rubiales has faced heavy criticism and calls to resign in relation to his conduct at the World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday.
Spanish FA president criticised for kissing player
Jenni Hermoso has defended Luis Rubiales after he came under fire.
Referee and VAR officials stood down after failing to award Wolves penalty
Gary O’Neil claims referees’ boss Jon Moss apologised to him after Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic.
This year
Irish Wildlife Trust officer resigns after claiming farming groups are becoming far right
Pádraic Fogarty announced his resignation this morning, after the IWT edited the blog post to remove some political references.
16-year-old Wimbledon starlet unrepentant over handshake controversy
Mirra Andreeva will continue to work on her attitude after being given a point penalty for throwing her racket during a fourth-round loss to Madison Keys.
PSG boss arrested in discrimination probe
Christophe Galtier was held for questioning along with his son.
The Tubridy pay scandal explained: What it's all about and what might happen next
The controversy has posed major questions for RTÉ and the presenter himself.
Ireland U21s game abandoned after alleged racial abuse
Jim Crawford’s side had been leading the friendly game against Kuwait 3-0.
Ireland U21s game abandoned after alleged racial abuse
Jim Crawford’s side had been leading the friendly game against Kuwait 3-0.
Everton being sued by Carlo Ancelotti
A claim has been filed in the commercial court, part of the High Court, in London and relates to ‘general commercial contracts and arrangements’.
French Open doubles pair disqualified after Miyu Kato hits ball girl with ball
The incident comes a day after 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva admitted she feared she would be defaulted after she angrily swiped a ball into the crowd.
Uefa charge Mourinho for abusing referee after Europa League final
Roma lost to Sevilla in a penalty shootout.
French Open crowd boo Ukraine's Kostyuk for not shaking hands with Belarusian Sabalenka
Sabalenka initially thought she was being booed, and Kostyuk said the crowd should be ‘embarrassed.’
EPCR to investigate reported altercation at half time of Champions Cup final
Coaches and players from both teams were allegedly involved in an incident.
Two Ligue 1 players refuse to play in protest at anti-homophobia campaign
Toulouse’s Zakaria Aboukhlal and Nantes’ Mostafa Mohamed were omitted from the teamsheets on Sunday.
Former France international critical of Top 14 club Clermont over concussion
Sebastien Vahaamahina has been forced into retirement.
Jurgen Klopp backs Liverpool amid British national anthem controversy
King Charles III’s coronation will be marked at Anfield this weekend.
Russian embassy's 'chilling' comments on Finbar Cafferkey death slammed by TDs
The embassy said statements by the Tánaiste could be seen as encouraging Irish people to fight in Ukraine, which would make Ireland a ‘direct participant of the conflict’.
Wild Youth 'focused on Eurovision' after controversy over former creative director's tweets
The band ‘cut ties’ with creative director Ian Banham yesterday.
Niall Collins: How Limerick County Council came to sell land to the Fianna Fáil TD's wife
Collins had not responded to the allegations until last night.
Villarreal's Baena reports attack to police, after alleged 'punch' by Real Madrid star
Referee Javier Alberola Rojas did not include any reference to the incident in his report from the game.
Cork city councillors 'stunned' after tense and abrupt end to eviction ban meeting
Sinn Féin have claimed FG and FF breached council standing orders.
Barry Cowen sorry 'if people find' comparison between eviction ban and free sweets offensive
‘It wasn’t my intention to offend them. Sure what more much more do you want me to say?’ the TD told Claire Byrne.
BBC urged to get a ‘grip’ as Match of the Day 2 set to air without presenters
Sunday’s Women’s Super League coverage featured a reduced format.
QUIZ: How much do you know about these controversial Oscars moments?
Only last year, the infamous Will Smith Oscars slap broke the internet, and helped to boost publicity massively for the awards.
Barcelona charged with corruption over referee payments
Two of the club’s former presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell and the former refereeing chief Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira are facing the same charge.
Support for unvaccinated Djokovic's bid to enter US
The Serbian star is currently barred from entering the country.
Junior Minister Niall Collins to make Dáil statement on 2001 housing application
The three party leaders have stated their full confidence in the minister of state.
Barca facing questions after paying millions to ex-refereeing chief's company
The online investigative site El Confidencial also revealed on Friday that two other companies are being investigated in connection with the affair.
'The fact that our college camogie career just ended one morning over text is just crazy'
UL had their invitation to the Ashbourne Cup finals weekend withdrawn after a scoring mix-up.
Chelsea’s Mudryk unlikely to face ban over racial slur
The FA is seeking clarification about a social media post.
Djokovic father filmed with fans holding Russian flags at Australian Open
The Serbian star had just booked his place in the tournament semi-final with a straight-sets thumping of Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
Patrick Reed likens Rory McIlroy to 'immature little child' amid tee-flicking incident
Tensions have risen at the Dubai Desert Classic.
All-Ireland club final mess grows as Glen-Kilmacud saga looks set to rumble on
Both sets of players and their clubs have found themselves in a sticky spot.