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#Gaffe

# gaffe - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids' Gaffe This post contains videos

Biden questioned on race after saying 'poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids'

Democratic rival Bill de Blaiso says that the comments should not be dismissed as a slip of the tongue.

# gaffe - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Volkswagen chief apologises after evoking Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei'

Herbert Diess said he had not aimed to cause offence with what he said.

# gaffe - Monday 18 September, 2017

From The42 Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager Gaffe

Bookmaker apologises after offering 66/1 for dead footballer to be next Birmingham City manager

Paddy Power say Ugo Ehiogu’s inclusion in the market to replace Harry Redknapp was “a genuine error”.

# gaffe - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'A jaw-dropping gaffe': Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident

The officer sustained three shots to the arm in the attack and is alive and recovering.

# gaffe - Sunday 21 August, 2016

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# gaffe - Monday 6 June, 2016

From The42 VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match Gaffe This post contains videos

VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match

Meanwhile, Venezuela defeated Jamaica in Chicago thanks to a 16th minute strike from Josef Martinez.

# gaffe - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From The42 A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros Gaffe

A French sports outlet has a unique take on Ireland's starting XI for the Euros

A little less conversation, a little bit more research.

# gaffe - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From The42 There was a contender for miss of the season in today's Rangers-Celtic clash Gaffe This post contains videos

# gaffe - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy Racially Tinged This post contains videos

A Hillary Clinton joke about 'coloured people time' is causing controversy

The joke was made with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

# gaffe - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From The42 Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun' Gaffe

Berlusconi calls Balotelli 'an Italian who has had a bit too much sun'

The AC Milan president made the controversial comments about the Italian striker yesterday.

# gaffe - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The42 Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast Gaffe

Embarrassing error as Albanian team incorrectly applies for Irish visas for game in Belfast

Reports in local media suggested the Champions League qualifier between Crusaders and Skenderbeu would be postponed.

# gaffe - Thursday 2 April, 2015

From The42 Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate Gaffe

Gibraltar's youth team score tournament-winning goal while their opponents celebrate

Some quick thinking ensured a pretty memorable finale to the Under-16 Uefa Development competition.

# gaffe - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?

It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.

# gaffe - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold How's Adam

This Eastenders actress' reaction to fluffing her lines is gold

The live episodes are catching EVERYONE out.

# gaffe - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list Cup Upset

John O'Shea scores own goal as Bradford add Sunderland to their giant-slaying list

The Bantams booked their place in tomorrow’s quarter-final draw with another impressive display.

# gaffe - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This response to Aldi Switzerland advertising Guinness with a Union Jack is perfect Buuurn

# gaffe - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The42 France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane Hammered

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane

Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.

# gaffe - Saturday 26 April, 2014

From The42 Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton Gaffe

Alcaraz and Coleman both score own goals as Southampton beat Everton

The Toffees lost 2-0 as their Champions League hopes hang in the balance.

# gaffe - Sunday 3 November, 2013

From The42 Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player Gaffe

Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear tries to sign Newcastle player

Reports suggest the Irishman didn’t realise Shane Ferguson played for the club after seeing the loan star in action with Birmingham.

# gaffe - Thursday 17 October, 2013

From The42 Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke Gaffe

Townsend: No offence caused by Hodgson monkey joke

England manager under fire for telling old NASA joke during half-time team-talk against Poland.

# gaffe - Sunday 29 September, 2013

From The42 Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls' Gaffe

Robbie Fowler forced to apologise for calling players 'a couple of girls'

The BBC asked the former Liverpool striker to apologise on air.

# gaffe - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest Gaffe

Actor spots note in Dublin hotel deeming him a 'difficult' guest

Morto for all involved.

# gaffe - Sunday 2 June, 2013

From The42 Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss Gaffe

Premier League website prematurely announces Jose Mourinho as new Chelsea boss

The date for the erroneous story read Monday June 3.

# gaffe - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Column: Centra’s gaffe isn’t the real problem here – our welfare system is

It’s not news that some benefits are spent on alcohol, writes Aaron McKenna. Time for a simple change to the system.

# gaffe - Thursday 31 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing Team Amercia This post contains videos This post contains images

God Bless Amercia. Mitt Romney app gaffe has the Internet laughing

Late-night comedian Steven Colbert has even made up a national anthem for the new dream country.

# gaffe - Friday 10 February, 2012

London mayor dismisses Patrick's Day event as 'lefty crap'

Irish groups in London have said Boris Johnson’s comments were ‘contemptuous’ – but he says he appreciates and admires the Irish.

# gaffe - Friday 20 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings Gaffe

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings

Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.

# gaffe - Thursday 22 December, 2011

From The42 Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe Facepalm This post contains videos

Alan Hansen apologises for Match of the Day 'coloured' gaffe

The pundit said that he “deeply regrets” his poor choice of words during last night’s Match of the Day.

# gaffe - Friday 2 December, 2011

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson 'joke'

The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.

# gaffe - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Tory students in Scotland burn an effigy of Barack Obama

The students at the University of St Andrews burned the likeness of the American president on a bonfire at the weekend. The president of the Conservative society has apologised and said it was a “stupid thing to do”.

# gaffe - Monday 21 November, 2011

Child benefit is ‘subsidising people to have sex’ – Michael O’Leary

The Ryanair CEO said that he thinks child benefit should be abolished, calling it an “absurdity”.

# gaffe - Friday 18 November, 2011

Sarkozy: Breast-feeding is like slavery

However, the French president welcomed Carla Bruni’s breast feeding, saying it means he doesn’t have to get up at night for his new daughter.

# gaffe - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe Oh Dear This post contains videos

Watch: Rick Perry forgets which agencies he wants to abolish in debate gaffe

The governor of Texas is facing a campaign meltdown after one of the most humiliating gaffes in US presidential election debate history.

# gaffe - Monday 29 August, 2011

From The42 Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks Gaffe This post contains videos

Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks

Sky Sports forced to immediately apologise after on-air comments from former Ireland striker.

# gaffe - Friday 17 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video) Work Can Wait This post contains videos

Reading the news? It's a Nazi business (Video)

It was a perfectly ordinary day for this BBC newsreader in Scotland… until she ran into a few technical problems.

# gaffe - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland Royal Visit

Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland

The Queen’s consort verged on creating another of his trademark foot-in-mouth moments at the Guinness Storehouse this morning so TheJournal.ie has come up with an etiquette checklist for the Duke of Edinburgh.

# gaffe - Friday 1 April, 2011

Royal family apologises over Harney wedding gaffe

Clarence House apologises “unreservedly” after a case of mistaken identity in which the former Health Minister was sent an invitation in the place of President.

# gaffe - Friday 6 August, 2010

DAVID CAMERON made his latest diplomatic gaffe as he addressed a group of residents in the English town of Hove on Thursday.

Speaking on the topic of Turkish accession to the European Union, Cameron seemed to bluntly accuse Iran of possessing a nuclear weapon.

When outlining the benefits of Turkish EU accession, Cameron said Turkey would have “a very good political influence” on the UK and could help to “solve some of the world’s problems like the Middle East peace process and the fact that Iran has got a nuclear weapon.”

The blunder is the latest in a series of ill-received statements made by Cameron – leading some to say that, as the UK’s youngest Prime Minister in two centuries, he is beginning to show signs of his inexperience.

First, The British Prime Minister called his country the “junior partner” to the the USA, which ruffled a few domestic feathers. Then, speaking in Turkey a few days later he referred to Gaza a “a prison camp” – the timing and location for such a statement was condemned by those who felt it was exacerbating diplomatic strain between Turkey and Israel in the wake of the Mavi Marmara deaths.

Last week, Cameron caused a stir in Pakistan, when he seemed to imply that the country bred terrorism. He warned the Pakistan not to “tolerate in any sense the idea that this country is allowed to look both ways and is able, in any way, to promote the export of terror”.

The latest gaffe about Iran, a country at the centre of extremely sensitive diplomatic proceedings in relation to its nuclear programme, has been criticised as not only clumsy but as dangerous. It has led some commentators to question if Cameron is the new George W Bush of foreign policy blunders.

However, Cameron’s Downing Street Office said it was “perfectly clear” that the Prime Minister had been referencing to the pursuit of nuclear capabilities and that Cameron was simply speaking his mind.