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#Controversy

# controversy - Monday 16 April, 2018

International Rugby Players call on World Rugby to take control after Rugby Europe mess

Ineligibility issues came to light after a recent Belgium v Spain fixture.

# controversy - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'He did not taste like tandoori chicken' - Indian wrestler in Games bite row

Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday

# controversy - Monday 9 April, 2018

Man United star denies deliberately spitting on City crest

Ander Herrera claims he did not insult the Red Devils’ opponents on Saturday.

# controversy - Thursday 5 April, 2018

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess

An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.

# controversy - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'

After Monaco were left frustrated in their Coupe de la Ligue final loss to PSG, French World Cup-winner Bixente Lizarazu has offered an interesting take.

# controversy - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility

Rugby Europe set to discuss controversial Belgium v Spain qualifier again on Thursday.

# controversy - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal

There had been calls for captain Steve Smith to be sacked as captain after he admitted being the mastermind of a premeditated plan.

# controversy - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool Controversy This post contains videos

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool

The Spanish could still qualify for Japan 2019 via play-offs.

# controversy - Friday 16 March, 2018

'You want to accuse English players to be divers?'

Both Gennaro Gattuso and Arsene Wenger were reluctant to condemn Danny Welbeck after his dive last night.

# controversy - Monday 12 March, 2018

Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car

The former Reds star admitted he was “totally out of order”.

# controversy - Saturday 10 March, 2018

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks

The masks were likely to have been worn to taunt Australian batsman David Warner, whose wife reportedly had an encounter with Williams in 2007 before meeting Warner.

# controversy - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has made a claim of “racial harassment” following an incident at an airport in Germany.

# controversy - Monday 5 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit Advertisements

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

# controversy - Thursday 1 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism Controversy

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism

Calls for him to step down from his role intensified this week.

Pep Guardiola ready to give up 'yellow ribbon' protest

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games.

# controversy - Monday 26 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers Communications Unit

Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers

There have been calls for the Taoiseach’s officials to answer questions about the strategy at committees.

# controversy - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.

# controversy - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win Unimpressed This post contains videos

Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win

The recently crowned Australian Open champion won 7-5, 6-1 against Monica Niculescu.

# controversy - Thursday 1 February, 2018

West Ham suspend Head of Recruitment after alleged remarks about African players

Tony Henry has been accused of racism.

# controversy - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby

The South African has been at the centre of the storm over the past week and a half.

# controversy - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Spartak Moscow heavily criticised following racist tweet about its own players

The Russian champions have received widespread criticism after a club tweet likened black players to “chocolates”.

# controversy - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'Why don't the white players leave the field when Matuidi is insulted?'

France legend Lilian Thuram has blasted the handling in Italy of the racist abuse directed at Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain

The Arsenal boss was in an angry mood again following the referee’s decision to award a second half spot-kick against his side.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson backs right-wing commentator - who regrets 'politically incorrect' comments - for top job Boris' Buddy

Boris Johnson backs right-wing commentator - who regrets 'politically incorrect' comments - for top job

Toby Young is under fire for previous comments he made about women and LGBT people on social media.

# controversy - Monday 1 January, 2018

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims

In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.

# controversy - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface

The French international has since deleted the image and apologised to anyone who took offence.

# controversy - Monday 11 December, 2017

Jose Mourinho clashes with Man City players amid tunnel bust-up - reports

Newspapers reported the Portuguese coach had a verbal altercation with City goalkeeper Ederson.

# controversy - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia

The ball bounced inside the goal line but the referee waved play on.

# controversy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

# controversy - Friday 27 October, 2017

Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy

The Spurs boss criticises his United counterpart’s courting of the Tottenham player in his new book.

# controversy - Monday 23 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse' Controversy

Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse'

Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview that she has nothing to say to the president.

# controversy - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Jaguars president apologises for NFL players kneeling in London

The anthem protest move started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager

Dropped striker Eni Aluko accused Mark Sampson of making a racist Ebola remark, while another controversy has since surfaced.

# controversy - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Dropped striker Eni Aluko slams 'selfish' England over celebrations

The Three Lions’ players delivered a show of unity, indicating they are firmly behind coach Mark Sampson.

# controversy - Monday 18 September, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain defender the victim of video blackmail plot

Four men were arrested and charged after Layvin Kurzawa was targeted.

# controversy - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook Defence

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook

Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.

# controversy - Friday 15 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk Newstalk

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk

It follows widespread condemnation of his comments about rape on his lunchtime show on Friday.

# controversy - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FAI launch investigation into Bray-Waterford match-fixing allegations

Further details surrounding the case have yet to be made clear.

# controversy - Monday 11 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments Dalata Hotel Group

Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments

The Dalata Hotel Group said it cannot support a station that allowed “inappropriate and hurtful comments to be made”.

# controversy - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show Controversy

'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show

It’s reported a disciplinary investigation is to begin at Newstalk tomorrow.

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