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#Controversial

# controversial - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football Controversial This post contains videos

Former QPR boss Holloway clarifies controversial remarks equating Brexit with football

The Sky pundit has come under fire for comments about Gabriel Jesus’ last-minute disallowed goal in the 2-2 draw with Spurs.

# controversial - Monday 12 August, 2019

Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia Clash On The Dunes This post contains videos

Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia

Eddie Hearn has been criticised for choosing a country with an ‘abysmal human rights record’ for the latest world heavyweight title fight.

# controversial - Monday 15 July, 2019

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby Big Call This post contains videos

Irish referee in the spotlight after NY Red Bulls snatch controversial winner in Hudson River derby

Alan Kelly appeared to overrule his linesman in a sequence of play, which led to the home side’s crucial second-half goal.

# controversial - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Verstappen ends Mercedes run but stewards investigate

The Dutchman’s dramatic overtaking move was immediately announced as under investigation by the officials.

# controversial - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has defended his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.

# controversial - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Cheika gives evidence at Folau 'anti-gay' hearing

The 30-year-old was informed last month of plans to terminate his multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal after he posted on social media that ‘hell awaits’ homosexuals.

# controversial - Friday 22 February, 2019

Controversial Hernandez strike helps West Ham push Fulham closer to relegation trapdoor

Fulham failed to capitalise on an early lead as Claudio Ranieri’s side slumped to another Premier League loss.

# controversial - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Rio Ferdinand throws his support behind Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over club sale talks

The BT Sport pundit was speaking ahead of Newcastle’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

# controversial - Thursday 13 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019 Controversial

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019

The more controversial choice of Jerusalem was rejected in favour of Tel Aviv.

# controversial - Friday 20 July, 2018

Gary Neville embroiled in Twitter row after controversial signing of Irish striker

Adam Rooney’s move from Aberdeen to Salford has provoked plenty of debate.

# controversial - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France Have Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

# controversial - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida Miami

Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight.

# controversial - Friday 25 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons Controversial

Italian parents who named their son Benito Mussolini receive court summons

The 14-month-old has a rather famous namesake.

# controversial - Monday 21 May, 2018

Legia Warsaw win Polish championship in dramatic circumstances after final game abandoned

The title-winners finished three points ahead of former Irish international Cillian Sheridan’s Jagiellona Białystok.

# controversial - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

South African Berry installed as referee for Leinster v Munster

The official in his first season in the league will be assisted by Welsh touch judges.

# controversial - Friday 27 April, 2018

Pochettino says the FA's controversial Harry Kane tweet was 'embarrassing'

The Tottenham boss has criticised the Football Association for a joke about their FA Cup semi-final defeat.

# controversial - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Caster Semenya could be affected by new rules for female athletes with high testosterone levels

The controversial move has been seen as targeting the double Olympic 800m champion.

# controversial - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card Punishment This post contains videos

Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card

Graham Cummins was dismissed against St Patrick’s Athletic last week.

# controversial - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Jurgen Klopp fuming after Harry Kane penalty denies Liverpool

The Reds boss confronted Jon Moss on the pitch at full-time.

# controversial - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'I think it is normal' - Klopp defends VAR after controversies in West Brom loss

After long delays while officials consulted VAR during Saturday’s FA Cup exit, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp defended the system.

# controversial - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook? Sustained Pressure

Explainer: Why has Newstalk decided to suspend George Hook?

The veteran host has made controversial comments before – so why was this time different?

# controversial - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam Controversial

Fine Gael councillor to face disciplinary hearing over comments about Islam

The councillor posted a series of controversial comments on Twitter regarding migrants and Islam.

# controversial - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam Sharia Law

Fine Gael criticises one of its councillors for 'unacceptable' comments about Islam

Councillor Brian Murphy claimed that Sharia law is operating in Ireland.

# controversial - Monday 26 June, 2017

John McEnroe says Serena Williams would rank 700th in the world on the men's tour

The American said he still believed she was the best female player ever.

# controversial - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Do you agree with this controversial video referee decision from the France-England match? Experiment This post contains videos

Do you agree with this controversial video referee decision from the France-England match?

Raphael Varane was sent off after some deliberation, much to the dismay of his team-mates.

# controversial - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Former star Margaret Court says tennis is 'full of lesbians'

The 24-time Grand Slam champion great also claimed transgender children were the work of “the devil”.

# controversial - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

John Terry 'couldn't care less' about farewell criticism

The arrangement was later described as contrived and embarrassing by some pundits.

# controversial - Sunday 14 May, 2017

WTA slams 'unacceptable' Madrid Open over Nastase ceremony appearance

Nastase presented Simona Halep with her trophy last night.

# controversial - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Has controversial star moved on from the NFL after national anthem protest?

Some believe teams won’t sign Colin Kaepernick because of his actions last season.

# controversial - Monday 8 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge The couple on At Your Service completely ignored the Brennans' main advice last night Brave Move

# controversial - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Sharapova returns to professional tennis today, 15 months after revealing positive drugs test

However, plenty of players aren’t happy that she is being granted wildcard entries into tournaments.

# controversial - Monday 24 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Rihanna has Photoshopped the Queen's head onto some of her most iconic looks and it's causing waves Kween

# controversial - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Furious Ancelotti wants VARs after Bayern's controversial exit

Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti did not mince his words about the referee after going out of the Champions League to Real Madrid.

# controversial - Saturday 18 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland's favourite food brand Oaty Goodness

Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland's favourite food brand

Love Irish Food favourites survey asked 2,150 people about their most-beloved foods.

# controversial - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Arsene Wenger defends decision to drop Alexis Sanchez

The manager downplayed the significance of his decision to leave out the Chile international.

# controversial - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Fifa considering penalty shootouts with a difference for 2026 World Cup group games

Technical Director Marco van Basten has admitted US-style format may be introduced.

# controversial - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Controversial tennis star Kyrgios wore an interesting t-shirt to a press conference last night

He wore a ‘F**k Donald Trump’ top after beating Rafael Nadal.

# controversial - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands Legal Limbo

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

# controversial - Friday 30 September, 2016

Wiggins lashes out against 'ludicrous' calls to make TUEs public

It’s been a difficult week for the former Tour de France winner.

# controversial - Thursday 15 September, 2016

Man United begin Europa League campaign with defeat after controversial winner

Tonny Vilhena struck late in the second half as the Dutch outfit downed Jose Mourinho’s men.

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