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#Controversy

# controversy - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy

Updated Thu 9:45 AM 29,622 Views 47 Comments

The three-day festival began yesterday in Co Kerry.

# controversy - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say
# Criticism
# Criticism

Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 3:28 PM 28,949 Views 101 Comments

A spokesperson for Michael D Higgins said the president has been “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion.

# controversy - Monday 1 August, 2022

Beyonce to remove offensive lyric from new album after criticism from disability advocates
# Controversy
# Controversy

Beyonce to remove offensive lyric from new album after criticism from disability advocates

Aug 1st 2022, 7:55 PM 61,771 Views 50 Comments

The US singer will re-record the track Heated from her latest album Renaissance.

# controversy - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Fenerbahce refuse to apologise after fans' 'Vladimir Putin' chant
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Fenerbahce refuse to apologise after fans' 'Vladimir Putin' chant

Jul 30th 2022, 5:49 PM 10,110 Views 4 Comments

On Thursday, Uefa announced it was opening an investigation into the supporters’ conduct.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Al Porter plans to return to comedy after five-year absence amid allegations
# Statement
# Statement

Al Porter plans to return to comedy after five-year absence amid allegations

Jul 13th 2022, 5:54 PM 46,223 Views 0 Comments

The comic – who had a sexual allegation raised against him in 2017 – said today that he wants to make a comeback.

# controversy - Monday 27 June, 2022

BBC staff ‘raised concerns’ over Michael Vaughan’s return
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

BBC staff ‘raised concerns’ over Michael Vaughan’s return

Jun 27th 2022, 11:14 PM 14,342 Views 3 Comments

The former Yorkshire batter returned to Test Match Special coverage for the recent England-New Zealand Test series.

# controversy - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism
# Grrrls
# Grrrls

Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism

Jun 14th 2022, 10:08 AM 45,960 Views 113 Comments

The artist announced that she has removed the derogatory lyric in a written public apology.

# controversy - Saturday 4 June, 2022

England players jeered while taking knee in Hungary - boss blames ‘inherited thinking’
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

England players jeered while taking knee in Hungary - boss blames ‘inherited thinking’

Updated Jun 4th 2022, 9:26 PM 16,393 Views 13 Comments

The majority of the bottom two tiers of the Puskas Arena were full for the Group A3 opener in Budapest.

Real Madrid's Benzema drops 'sex tape' appeal
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Real Madrid's Benzema drops 'sex tape' appeal

Jun 4th 2022, 12:34 AM 8,978 Views 1 Comment

Lawyer Hugues Vigier told French sports daily L’Equipe he did so because he was ‘exhausted’ by the process.

# controversy - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

‘He has his opinion, I have mine’ – Tiger Woods on Phil Mickelson controversy
# Alternate View
From The42
# Alternate View

‘He has his opinion, I have mine’ – Tiger Woods on Phil Mickelson controversy

May 17th 2022, 8:41 PM 9,591 Views 6 Comments

‘It’s always disappointing when the defending champion is not here,’ he added.

# controversy - Friday 22 April, 2022

Damien Duff among 3 sent off as late drama sees Dundalk beat Shels
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Damien Duff among 3 sent off as late drama sees Dundalk beat Shels

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:15 PM 9,605 Views 7 Comments

The Lilywhites won it five minutes from time when John Martin, who had only just been summoned from the bench, scored a delightful header

Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'
# Immigration
# Immigration

Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:07 PM 14,674 Views 19 Comments

The agreement has attracted criticism from rights groups, opposition figures in Britain and Rwanda, and the United Nations.

# controversy - Friday 1 April, 2022

Ballincollig RFC 'shocked and disappointed' as women senior status vote doesn't go ahead
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Ballincollig RFC 'shocked and disappointed' as women senior status vote doesn't go ahead

Apr 1st 2022, 6:25 PM 9,889 Views 7 Comments

A motion at the Munster Branch AGM was withdrawn to allow for ‘further consultation with stakeholders’, according to Munster Rugby.

# controversy - Saturday 26 March, 2022

McFarland: 'I can’t understand why that’s not a try... In my head, we won that game'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

McFarland: 'I can’t understand why that’s not a try... In my head, we won that game'

Mar 26th 2022, 4:35 PM 17,095 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster boss was bewildered by the final result of a TMO check on what would have been a decisive try by Callum Reid.

# controversy - Monday 21 March, 2022

Phil Mickelson removed from list of competitors for next month’s Masters
# Opting Out
From The42
# Opting Out

Phil Mickelson removed from list of competitors for next month’s Masters

Mar 21st 2022, 11:23 PM 13,589 Views 7 Comments

The three-time winner has been listed as a ‘past champion not playing’ on the tournament website.

Top Russian chess player suspended over Ukraine remarks
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Top Russian chess player suspended over Ukraine remarks

Mar 21st 2022, 9:31 PM 90,786 Views 50 Comments

Sergey Karjakin is an outspoken supporter of President Vladimir Putin.

# controversy - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Commons Speaker asks police to investigate Josh Taylor win
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Commons Speaker asks police to investigate Josh Taylor win

Mar 8th 2022, 9:35 PM 7,355 Views 2 Comments

Sir Lindsay Hoyle is Catterall’s MP in Chorley.

# controversy - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Russian gymnast's Ukraine invasion symbol blasted as 'shocking'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Russian gymnast's Ukraine invasion symbol blasted as 'shocking'

Mar 6th 2022, 8:01 PM 96,650 Views 48 Comments

Ivan Kuliak’s shirt had the letter ‘Z’ prominently placed.

# controversy - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

After uproar, Raith loan striker back to former club
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

After uproar, Raith loan striker back to former club

Mar 2nd 2022, 5:04 PM 5,517 Views 0 Comments

David Goodwillie’s signing provoked an outcry among Rovers fans.

# controversy - Friday 18 February, 2022

I’ve lost respect for Kell, says Amir Khan as Brook denies making racial slur
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

I’ve lost respect for Kell, says Amir Khan as Brook denies making racial slur

Feb 18th 2022, 8:28 AM 3,884 Views 6 Comments

The pair traded final barbs ahead of their fight in Manchester this weekend.

# controversy - Monday 14 February, 2022

Keir Starmer confirms he received death threats following Boris Johnson’s Savile slur
# Controversy
# Controversy

Keir Starmer confirms he received death threats following Boris Johnson’s Savile slur

Feb 14th 2022, 11:14 AM 14,579 Views 10 Comments

The Labour leader says the UK Prime Minister’s controversial comments ‘fed into’ a ‘right-wing conspiracy theory’, and this caused ‘difficulty’.

# controversy - Friday 11 February, 2022

Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin retires at 40
# End Of The Line
From The42
# End Of The Line

Controversial US sprinter Justin Gatlin retires at 40

Feb 11th 2022, 6:57 PM 6,811 Views 7 Comments

Gatlin was twice suspended for doping offenses during his career.

# controversy - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

'Animal lover' Moyes defends decision to pick Zouma
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Animal lover' Moyes defends decision to pick Zouma

Feb 8th 2022, 11:29 PM 5,418 Views 3 Comments

The France defender played the full 90 minutes as West Ham beat Watford.

# controversy - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Podcaster Joe Rogan apologises for racial slur after video surfaces
# Controversy
# Controversy

Podcaster Joe Rogan apologises for racial slur after video surfaces

Feb 6th 2022, 3:59 PM 43,649 Views 93 Comments

Spotify is facing growing discontent from musicians over Rogan’s podcast, for which it reportedly paid more than €87 million.

# controversy - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Belgian Olympian 'safe' after tearful plea from Beijing facility

Feb 3rd 2022, 8:34 AM 7,124 Views 1 Comment

Kim Meylemans was quickly moved from the Olympic Village, in the mountains north of the Chinese capital, and kept in isolation.

# controversy - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Scottish club defend new signing after angry backlash
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Scottish club defend new signing after angry backlash

Feb 1st 2022, 7:27 PM 13,043 Views 0 Comments

Raith Rovers’ David Goodwillie was ruled by a judge in 2017 to have raped a woman.

# controversy - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
# Controversy
# Controversy

Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 4:00 PM 37,798 Views 40 Comments

Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.

# controversy - Monday 24 January, 2022

'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts

Jan 24th 2022, 8:30 AM 30,124 Views 8 Comments

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was among those to criticise the decision.

# controversy - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Patrick Vieira critical of decision to award Liverpool penalty against Palace
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Patrick Vieira critical of decision to award Liverpool penalty against Palace

Jan 23rd 2022, 5:49 PM 5,624 Views 9 Comments

The Eagles had been pushed for a late equaliser before Liverpool were given a late spot-kick.

# controversy - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Betis-Sevilla game abandoned after player hit by object
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Betis-Sevilla game abandoned after player hit by object

Jan 15th 2022, 10:34 PM 3,509 Views 2 Comments

After a stoppage of around 45 minutes at the Benito Villamarin, the Spanish federation confirmed the last-16 game would not continue.

# controversy - Friday 14 January, 2022

Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star

Jan 14th 2022, 5:12 PM 5,621 Views 23 Comments

Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.

# controversy - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
# Apology
# Apology

UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm

Jan 11th 2022, 10:35 AM 21,356 Views 29 Comments

Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.

# controversy - Friday 7 January, 2022

Australia cancels Czech tennis player's visa
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Australia cancels Czech tennis player's visa

Jan 7th 2022, 2:28 PM 5,538 Views 3 Comments

Renata Voracova has reportedly been told she would have to leave the country.

# controversy - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss

Jan 5th 2022, 7:49 AM 24,702 Views 29 Comments

Craig Tiley has defended the integrity of the process that reviewed Djokovic’s exemption application.

# controversy - Monday 3 January, 2022

Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:52 PM 4,399 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Mitchell claims that he was raped on the tour by a team official.

# controversy - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

Cristiano Ronaldo statue sparks controversy in India

Jan 1st 2022, 3:15 PM 13,904 Views 3 Comments

Protesters with black flags gathered at the site after it was unveiled this week.

# controversy - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Referee should have 'stopped the game' before Liverpool equalised
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Referee should have 'stopped the game' before Liverpool equalised

Dec 16th 2021, 11:42 PM 18,692 Views 4 Comments

Leading through Jonjo Shelvey’s early strike, Isaac Hayden collided with Jamaal Lascelles and was on the floor in the six-yard area when Diogo Jota scored.

# controversy - Monday 6 December, 2021

Jude Bellingham under investigation by German FA for referee comments
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Jude Bellingham under investigation by German FA for referee comments

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 6:55 PM 10,946 Views 11 Comments

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder criticised Felix Zwayer, who was banned for six months in 2005 for match-fixing, after Saturday’s defeat to Bayern.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls
# Controversy
# Controversy

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race despite boycott calls

Dec 6th 2021, 1:03 PM 20,221 Views 15 Comments

The Canadian pop star has not commented on the public pressure surrounding his performance and calls for him to cancel the show.

# controversy - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar

Dec 1st 2021, 9:18 PM 2,482 Views 0 Comments

English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.

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