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#Controversy

# controversy - Sunday 18 August, 2019

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs
# GAP
From The42
# GAP

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

Aug 18th 2019, 12:46 AM 10,018 Views 7 Comments

The difference in the shot count was telling, as Tottenham mustered three to the hosts’ 30.

# controversy - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape

Aug 17th 2019, 9:24 PM 4,454 Views 6 Comments

Gabriel Jesus thought he had extended City’s league winning run to 16 games, only to see his last-gasp goal ruled out for a handball.

# controversy - Monday 8 July, 2019

PSG vow to take action as Neymar fails to show up for pre-season training
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

PSG vow to take action as Neymar fails to show up for pre-season training

Jul 8th 2019, 6:42 PM 9,408 Views 10 Comments

The statement by the Ligue 1 champions is the latest development in a tumultuous summer for the Brazil star.

# controversy - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals
# Controversy
# Controversy

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals

Jun 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 26,733 Views 90 Comments

The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.

# controversy - Monday 24 June, 2019

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees

Jun 24th 2019, 1:11 PM 9,527 Views 18 Comments

20-year-old official Harry McCann said an U13 manager attempted “to strike me” in a game on Saturday.

# controversy - Monday 17 June, 2019

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score
# Women's World Cup
From The42
# Women's World Cup

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score

Jun 17th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,199 Views 10 Comments

Hosts top Group A with 100% record while Norway go through as runners-up.

# controversy - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show
# Controversy
# Controversy

Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 38,842 Views 78 Comments

Brand make a joke about throwing battery acid at “unpleasant characters” rather than milkshakes.

# controversy - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given

Jun 1st 2019, 11:05 PM 20,521 Views 36 Comments

The referee’s decision to penalise Moussa Sissoko for handball seemed harsh as it struck his chest before touching his arm.

# controversy - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

'He is very important for us, on the pitch and off. We want to give him a trophy'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'He is very important for us, on the pitch and off. We want to give him a trophy'

May 28th 2019, 6:30 PM 4,516 Views 2 Comments

This week’s all-London Europa League final has been marred by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision not to travel due to fears for his safety.

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

May 28th 2019, 2:13 PM 5,830 Views 5 Comments

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision

May 21st 2019, 12:46 PM 20,440 Views 21 Comments

Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.

# controversy - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue
# Controversy
# Controversy

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

May 19th 2019, 1:09 AM 66,613 Views 112 Comments

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

# controversy - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Arsenal tell Uefa they are 'bitterly disappointed' over Europa League final ticketing debacle
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Arsenal tell Uefa they are 'bitterly disappointed' over Europa League final ticketing debacle

May 16th 2019, 11:39 AM 8,235 Views 13 Comments

They have been given just 6,000 tickets for the game, less than 10% of the stadium’s capacity.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Rangers furious as defender handed retrospective ban
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Rangers furious as defender handed retrospective ban

May 15th 2019, 1:30 PM 9,218 Views 8 Comments

Jon Flanagan has become the latest member of Steven Gerrard’s squad to be charged by the SFA.

# controversy - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'
# Timing
# Timing

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

May 11th 2019, 3:01 PM 15,472 Views 44 Comments

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

# controversy - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing

Updated May 4th 2019, 10:37 AM 10,874 Views 63 Comments

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.

# controversy - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal
# Leaking
# Leaking

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

May 2nd 2019, 11:36 AM 27,014 Views 32 Comments

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

# controversy - Monday 15 April, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'

Apr 15th 2019, 7:01 PM 12,127 Views 35 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this evening, the Taoiseach stopped short of stating there should be a clear out of the entire Board

# controversy - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts

Apr 10th 2019, 3:13 PM 36,997 Views 159 Comments

The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'All you can do is laugh!' – Sterling unimpressed by Bonucci comments
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'All you can do is laugh!' – Sterling unimpressed by Bonucci comments

Apr 3rd 2019, 2:02 PM 6,370 Views 0 Comments

The Man City star has voiced his support for Juventus’ Moise Kean.

# controversy - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Joe Biden defends himself after being accused of inappropriate behaviour by female politician
# Presidential Race
# Presidential Race

Joe Biden defends himself after being accused of inappropriate behaviour by female politician

Mar 31st 2019, 6:56 PM 25,287 Views 39 Comments

Biden’s defence comes amid a growing row about a kiss on the campaign trail

# controversy - Friday 29 March, 2019

Turkish footballer accused of in-game razor blade attack gets reprieve
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Turkish footballer accused of in-game razor blade attack gets reprieve

Mar 29th 2019, 1:39 PM 10,493 Views 4 Comments

Mansur Calar was originally banned for life owing to the alleged incident.

# controversy - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Lost in all the controversy, it's been a magnificent week for Irish underage football
# On The Rise
From The42
# On The Rise

Lost in all the controversy, it's been a magnificent week for Irish underage football

Mar 27th 2019, 4:50 PM 21,388 Views 27 Comments

The U19s recently qualified for a major tournament for the first time since 2011.

'Every single week at football matches you have black football players being racially abused, so why is this any different?'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Every single week at football matches you have black football players being racially abused, so why is this any different?'

Mar 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 5,335 Views 9 Comments

John Barnes has hit out at the hypocrisy over the Montenegro racism coverage.

# controversy - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

Mar 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 6,970 Views 14 Comments

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

# controversy - Friday 22 March, 2019

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down From The42

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:34 PM 3,246 Views 2 Comments

Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov has been shrouded in controversy since his appointment last November.

# controversy - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm
# AFLW
From The42
# AFLW

'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm

Mar 21st 2019, 11:07 AM 17,181 Views 12 Comments

The AFLW star has labelled comments on an incredible picture of her in full flight as ‘sexual abuse on social media’.

# controversy - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Team Sky renamed Team Ineos after being bought out by Britain's richest man
# Takeover
From The42
# Takeover

Team Sky renamed Team Ineos after being bought out by Britain's richest man

Mar 19th 2019, 3:45 PM 6,480 Views 10 Comments

The controversial cycling outfit has secured backing from the owner of chemical giants Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction

Mar 12th 2019, 9:25 PM 9,529 Views 2 Comments

Juventus nearly made the perfect start to Tuesday’s last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

# controversy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Maurizio Sarri has dropped Kepa for tonight's clash against Spurs after Wembley controversy
# Dropped
From The42
# Dropped

Maurizio Sarri has dropped Kepa for tonight's clash against Spurs after Wembley controversy

Feb 27th 2019, 7:01 PM 9,618 Views 8 Comments

The 24-year-old provoked controversy when he refused to be taken off during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

# controversy - Monday 25 February, 2019

Michael Owen responds to backlash over his ‘go and kick Rashford’ comments
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Michael Owen responds to backlash over his ‘go and kick Rashford’ comments

Feb 25th 2019, 4:51 PM 15,113 Views 6 Comments

The ex-England international suggested Liverpool should look to take advantage of the striker’s injury yesterday.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’
# Holding Your Nerve
From The42
# Holding Your Nerve

‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’

Feb 20th 2019, 7:55 PM 35,732 Views 3 Comments

Ireland U17 manager Colin O’Brien looks ahead to this summer’s European Championships and reflects on last year’s penalty controversy against Holland.

# controversy - Friday 15 February, 2019

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants
# St James's
# St James's

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

Feb 15th 2019, 1:52 PM 60,366 Views 179 Comments

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after receiving backlash over controversial interview
# Controversy
# Controversy

Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after receiving backlash over controversial interview

Updated Feb 5th 2019, 4:28 PM 69,495 Views 200 Comments

Neeson said he once walked the streets hunting for a black person to kill after his close friend was raped.

# controversy - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy
# They Won't Be Loved
# They Won't Be Loved

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:30 AM 87,714 Views 56 Comments

Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.

# controversy - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver

Jan 30th 2019, 5:46 PM 7,856 Views 1 Comment

The former Barcelona defender denies any wrongdoing.

# controversy - Monday 28 January, 2019

'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh

Jan 28th 2019, 1:01 PM 7,825 Views 4 Comments

Clare are expected to appeal Kelly’s ban, while Roscommon’s Donie Smith could be facing a suspension.

# controversy - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club

Jan 27th 2019, 4:01 PM 7,957 Views 0 Comments

Ireland international Daryl Horgan started Sunday’s game, but went off injured.

# controversy - Monday 21 January, 2019

RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues
# Controversy
# Controversy

RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues

Jan 21st 2019, 1:31 PM 62,814 Views 126 Comments

Over 4,000 people have signed a petition opposing the appearance of the Father Ted co-writer.

# controversy - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme
# New Scandal
# New Scandal

Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme

Jan 17th 2019, 1:33 PM 54,697 Views 62 Comments

Serious crimes – including one reported case of rape – were not pursued by the force.