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#Controversy

# controversy - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Manny Pacquiao apologises after comments that gay couples are ‘worse than animals’

The boxer was speaking ahead of May elections in the Philippines.

# controversy - Monday 15 February, 2016

‘Pathetic!’ – Angry Blanc responds to homophobic insults from one of his players

Serge Aurier has been suspended by Paris Saint-Germain.

# controversy - Sunday 14 February, 2016

PSG suspend Aurier after Blanc ‘faggot’ social media jibe

The decision to suspend the 23-year-old defender means he will not play any part in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16.

# controversy - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Barcelona demand respect after Neymar Senior incident

The Catalan side have issued a statement on the matter.

# controversy - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘They call me Blackenbauer’ – new Monaco player’s nickname sparks race row

The club were accused of racism on social media earlier.

# controversy - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Pardew criticises Tottenham hero for alleged stamp

Spurs earned a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace earlier today.

# controversy - Friday 15 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The head of the Irish Cancer Society is taking a €10k pay cut Massive Controversy

The head of the Irish Cancer Society is taking a €10k pay cut

It follows the controversial decision to cut the hardship fund for families of children with cancer – which was later reversed.

# controversy - Thursday 7 January, 2016

IAAF orders life bans over doping bribes scandal

Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, was among those charged.

Suarez allegedly threatens Espanyol players after Barcelona’s fiery win

In the official referee’s report, the Uruguayan is alleged to have caused a bust-up in the tunnel.

# controversy - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From Business ETC Remember this hugely controversial fitness company? It’s back with a new TV ad Sexism Claims

Remember this hugely controversial fitness company? It’s back with a new TV ad

Protein World was accused of sexism and ‘fat shaming’ with its ‘beach body ready’ ad last summer.

# controversy - Friday 25 December, 2015

The NFL’s catch rule continues to confuse just about everybody

What could turn out to be the final game in Oakland proved controversial last night.

# controversy - Monday 21 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Very few Sinn Féin-ers want to talk about the ‘Slab’ Murphy story A Good Republican

Very few Sinn Féin-ers want to talk about the ‘Slab’ Murphy story

Gerry Adams has been heavily criticised for his defence of Murphy, but there has been, as yet, no dissent from within Sinn Féin.

# controversy - Sunday 13 December, 2015

This is the penalty Anthony Foley was furious about after Munster’s defeat

Romain Poite left the Munster coach deeply annoyed.

# controversy - Friday 11 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn’t be allowed to buy drink Slabs Of Drink

David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn’t be allowed to buy drink

The independent senator said alcohol had now become “a human right” in Ireland.

# controversy - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: American mayor calls Donald Trump an “a**hole” Nutter

WATCH: American mayor calls Donald Trump an “a**hole”

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach says Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration is “not acceptable.”

# controversy - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Christmas Coke ad under fire for ‘insulting’ indigenous Mexicans Controversy This post contains videos

Watch: Christmas Coke ad under fire for ‘insulting’ indigenous Mexicans

An ad meant to “break down prejudice” has been criticised as offensive to indigenous groups.

# controversy - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

What do we make of Robert Pires’ ultimate Arsenal XI?

The Frenchman has made some strange decisions.

From TheJournal.ie ‘If you think they don’t work, ask Israel’ – Trump REALLY wants to build that border wall Doubling Down

‘If you think they don’t work, ask Israel’ – Trump REALLY wants to build that border wall

Republican White House hopefuls lined out once again to debate – and not all of them agree with The Donald.

# controversy - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge This wedding photographer went on an epic rant about why guests should put down their phones Unplugged This post contains a poll

# controversy - Thursday 29 October, 2015

‘F**k you and the Queen’: Conor McGregor explodes on Facebook after poppy criticism

A picture has circulated online showing The Notorious wearing the flower at a UFC event two years ago.

# controversy - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Referee comes in for criticism following late stoppage at UFC Dublin

Bubba Bush took a lot of punishment from Garreth McLellan.

# controversy - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Real Madrid caught up in Clasico corruption row

The complainant alleges he also received a phone call from a senior member of the referees’ committee.

# controversy - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Former Italy international sacked as TV pundit after racism storm

The decision was made after comments made about black defenders in football.

Boxing chiefs wanted Billy Walsh to seek written permission to speak to the media, claims Mulvey

Kieran Mulvey was speaking ahead of his appointment as Chairman of Sport ireland.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Irish Sports Council threaten to review IABA funding after Walsh controversy

“What was so unacceptable about the agreement of 22 August was that it was never put to the board.”

# controversy - Sunday 18 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Getting involved in a petty mudslinging match over the Web Summit is embarrassing’ Opinion

‘Getting involved in a petty mudslinging match over the Web Summit is embarrassing’

A bitter war of words has erupted between the Web Summit and the Taoiseach’s office, but as the finger pointing continues this whole affair smacks of desperation and incompetence, writes Paul Allen.

# controversy - Monday 12 October, 2015

Patrickswell aren’t happy with a controversial ending to the Limerick hurling final

There was some confusion surrounding the amount of injury-time played at the end of the Shannonside decider.

# controversy - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Perez Hilton sparked an online debate after posting this shower selfie with his son Controversy This post contains a poll

Perez Hilton sparked an online debate after posting this shower selfie with his son

The celebrity blogger has drawn a fierce reaction from people both defending and criticising him.

# controversy - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Ex-Mayo star Conor Mortimer says player heave has been coming for a while

The Parnell’s clubman is reluctant to apportion blame to the pair for Mayo’s failure to win the All-Ireland title.

# controversy - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

MMA veteran says he’ll beat Ronda Rousey and then she’ll ‘make him a sandwich’

Tank Abbot also offered to fight any woman in the world.

# controversy - Monday 21 September, 2015

‘We’re grown men, we play a physical sport’ – Philly McMahon on alleged eye-gouge

Kerry forward Kieran Donaghy wasn’t happy with a challenge on him late in yesterday’s All-Ireland football final.

# controversy - Sunday 20 September, 2015

US golfer left in tears after Solheim Cup is marred by controversy

The final day of the Solheim Cup was overshadowed by confusion over whether a putt had been conceded, with the US left furious.

# controversy - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Matt Dawson’s ‘Hakarena’ has managed to annoy just about everyone

But is it offensive or just awful?

# controversy - Thursday 10 September, 2015

USADA slams ‘false, inaccurate’ Mayweather reports

The association denies that the boxer violated any sporting drug laws.

# controversy - Sunday 6 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dr Dre abuse allegations cast shadow over Straight Outta Compton Abuse Allegations

Dr Dre abuse allegations cast shadow over Straight Outta Compton

Does the film ignore alleged victims of his violent past?

# controversy - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension for Deflategate overturned by US Federal judge NFL

Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension for Deflategate overturned by US Federal judge

The New England Patriots quarterback has had his ban dropped.

# controversy - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Ex-Liverpool player under fire for making sexist remarks on Twitter

The 28-year-old former Holland international subsequently attempted to defend his behaviour.

# controversy - Thursday 20 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge Melissa McCarthy has spoken out about the term ‘plus size’ — is it offensive? Controversy

Melissa McCarthy has spoken out about the term ‘plus size’ — is it offensive?

Melissa McCarthy says the term tells women they are “not really worthy”.

# controversy - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Gary Neville on the Benteke goal: ‘They cock about with the offside rule every single year’

Liverpool’s winner should have been flagged for offside.

# controversy - Monday 17 August, 2015