The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 28 May, 2016

#Controversy

# 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

# controversy - Monday 10 August, 2015

Mickey Harte defends Tyrone’s Tiernan McCann after dive

The Tyrone boss claims the player is sorry for the incident.

# controversy - Saturday 8 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This hard-hitting Nicki Minaj cover has gone viral … and Unilever isn’t too happy about it India

This hard-hitting Nicki Minaj cover has gone viral … and Unilever isn’t too happy about it

The corporation found itself at the centre of a public storm this week after a video accusing it of dumping toxic waste in India went viral.

# controversy - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge Kelly Osbourne’s apologised after making a ‘racist’ remark about Latinos on live telly Controversy

Kelly Osbourne’s apologised after making a ‘racist’ remark about Latinos on live telly

Osbourne tried to challenge Donald Trump’s views on immigration, but ended up putting her foot in it. Eeek.

# controversy - Monday 3 August, 2015

Jim Gavin: ‘I can’t control the referee. I’m sure he did his best’

Controversial Fermanagh goal leaves Dubs boss scratching his head.

# controversy - Friday 31 July, 2015

There’s been drama in relation to Michael Hooper’s ban for striking

The Wallabies openside was set to miss only an Australian club game.

The Rock has responded to Hulk Hogan’s racist comments

He says Hogan is “paying the price” for his racist remarks.

# controversy - Monday 27 July, 2015

Conor McGregor is not a fan of the Reebok ‘fight kit’ according to Chael Sonnen

The former UFC star says the Irish fighter had to be reminded of his contractual obligations.

# controversy - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse? Controversy

Is the banking inquiry on the verge of collapse?

Members are torn on whether former Anglo chief David Drumm should be allowed give evidence by video link.

The camogie ‘coin toss’ has been put on hold after Clare beat Derry

The Bannerwomen’s win was as easy as expected. What now?

From The Daily Edge Dapper Laughs is still trying to defend that controversial rape joke Dapper Laughs

Dapper Laughs is still trying to defend that controversial rape joke

Daniel O’Reilly claims he was only repeating what an audience member said to him.

# controversy - Friday 24 July, 2015

Hulk Hogan apologises for racist remark, begs forgiveness

The legendary wrestler has been sacked by the WWE.

# controversy - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Billy Joe Saunders: ‘Women are for cooking, cleaning and sex…They shouldn’t box’

Andy Lee’s upcoming opponent has made some outrageous comments about Katie Taylor and women’s boxing.

# controversy - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This controversial TG4 ad wasn’t meant to go public Ladies Football

This controversial TG4 ad wasn’t meant to go public

It was all down to a mix-up.

# controversy - Sunday 19 July, 2015

James McClean under fire for appearing to turn his back during English national anthem

The Irish international has become embroiled in more controversy.

# controversy - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Lillie’s: Our ‘chavs and scangers’ sign is not a mission statement Writing On The Wall

Lillie’s: Our ‘chavs and scangers’ sign is not a mission statement

The Dublin nightclub has the sign hanging above its bar.

# controversy - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There is a “terrible whiff” about Mick Wallace’s Nama allegations Controversy

There is a “terrible whiff” about Mick Wallace’s Nama allegations

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called for a commission of investigation to be established.

From The Daily Edge Amy Schumer has apologised for this ‘racist’ joke from two years ago Controversy

Amy Schumer has apologised for this ‘racist’ joke from two years ago

The comedian posted a note to social media explaining her position.

# controversy - Monday 29 June, 2015

$2.75 million of Phil Mickelson’s money linked to illegal gambling operation – reports

ESPN’s Outside the Lines cited two unnamed sources close to the investigation.

Craig Joubert’s refereeing labelled ‘shocking’ by Australian commentator

Phil Kearns was unhappy with the South African match official over the weekend.