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# contentious - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'For me and the rest of humanity it was a penalty' - Pochettino slams spot-kick decision

The Spurs boss weighed in on claims for penalty non-decision after Kyle Walker seemed to handle in the box, but later backtracked.

# contentious - Friday 8 March, 2019

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG

In a retrospective explanation, European football’s governing body cited the distance of the ball as the main factor in awarding the spot kick.

# contentious - Friday 21 December, 2018

JVG: 'Whether an incident happens in the first or last second, you just want consistency'

The Munster head coach was left frustrated again by crucial officiating decisions.

# contentious - Monday 17 December, 2018

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby Contentious This post contains videos

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby

Munster legend Alan Quinlan also branded Castres ‘a disgrace’ after their Heineken European Champions Cup win on Saturday.

# contentious - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'He's listened to his linesman and it's very disappointing to make that call at such an important point in the game'

St Patrick’s Athletic’s Conan Byrne says referee Tomas Connolly’s decision to send Ryan Brennan off against Bohemians last night was ‘very frustrating’.

# contentious - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Referee wanted to 'equal it out' by awarding late Leicester penalty, claims Carroll

The West Ham striker gave away an injury-time spot-kick as the Premier League leaders grabbed a draw at home to the Hammers.

# contentious - Monday 29 February, 2016

Analysis: Should kicking the ball out of rucks be outlawed?

Conor Murray took a blow to the face as Mike Brown attempted to dislodge the ball on Saturday.

# contentious - Sunday 2 August, 2015

# contentious - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From Joan Burton says the banking inquiry vote is good news for women in politics Can I Just Say

Joan Burton says the banking inquiry vote is good news for women in politics

But Alex White thinks it’s “the sort of behaviour that gives politics a bad name”.

# contentious - Saturday 19 April, 2014

VIDEO: Mark Bennett's reaction says a lot about his try against Ulster

The TMO awarded a third try to Glasgow… much to the surprise of the scorer.

# contentious - Monday 24 March, 2014

'I didn't dive, but it was a soft penalty,' admits Long

The Hull City and Ireland striker was criticised after their win over his former club employees West Brom.

# contentious - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Should this controversial Chelsea goal have stood?

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay accused the referee of getting it “horribly wrong” at Stamford Bridge today.

# contentious - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Poll: Should this have been an Irish penalty? Contentious This post contains a poll

Poll: Should this have been an Irish penalty?

Keith Earls was prevented from claiming a late try by Vincent Debaty in Ireland’s draw with France.

# contentious - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Poll: Did Gareth Bale dive again? Contentious This post contains a poll

Poll: Did Gareth Bale dive again?

The Spurs winger is again embroiled in ‘simulation’ controversy this afternoon.

# contentious - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Barton - I would be in England squad if I behaved

The QPR midfielder has criticised Roy Hodgson for selecting six Liverpool players.

# contentious - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'

The FAI chief claims that Roy Keane’s jibes are self-serving and the former captain would be better off if he just ‘let it go.’