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#Controversy

# controversy - Monday 24 February, 2020

Mo Farah caught up in controversy over 2014 London Marathon injection

The four-time Olympic champion had been asked by USADA whether he had been injected with L-carnitine.

# controversy - Friday 21 February, 2020

Eddie Jones issues apology to journalist after race joke

The England head coach is under pressure ahead of Sunday’s game against Ireland.

# controversy - Sunday 16 February, 2020

BBC severs ties with pundit Ramage after Derby ‘black lads’ comments

The former footballer has apologised for the remark.

# controversy - Friday 14 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'French Oscars' board resigns amid Roman Polanski controversy CESAR ACADEMY

'French Oscars' board resigns amid Roman Polanski controversy

His film An Officer and a Spy topped the list of nominations.

# controversy - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Jones makes UFC history despite question marks over contentious decision

Dominick Reyes was adamant that he did enough to dethrone Jon Jones last night in Houston.

# controversy - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Malaga sack coach after explicit video emerges

Victor Sanchez del Amo has been fired on disciplinary grounds.

# controversy - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Diarmaid Ferriter: Expert Advisory Group 'did not recommend State commemoration of the RIC' Controversy

Diarmaid Ferriter: Expert Advisory Group 'did not recommend State commemoration of the RIC' Exclusive

Ferriter, a member of the EAG, told TheJournal.ie today that the group had envisioned an academic event such as a conference or seminar.

# controversy - Monday 23 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

# controversy - Monday 16 December, 2019

Serie A use monkey paintings for anti-racism initiative

The new artwork sparked a backlash on social media but the artist explained that he wanted to turn the derogatory term on racists who use it.

'It will have serious implications for Arsenal' - China on Ozil

The Gunners have distanced themselves from their player’s comments.

# controversy - Thursday 5 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more Nch

'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more

The Public Accounts Committee met in the Oireachtas today.

# controversy - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Ballon d'Or: Mane overlooked for being African, claims Senegal team-mate

Cheikhou Kouyate indicated he feels European and South American players are favoured in the voting.

# controversy - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Tiger Woods defends Saudi Arabian golf tournament

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson’s decision to play in the country has been criticised.

# controversy - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued Controversy

Old Oireachtas printers not eco-friendly, case for new controversial printer argued

The purchase of the printer is due to be discussed by the Public Accounts Committee later this week.

# controversy - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Mario Balotelli dropped after training ground bust-up

The player has a row with Brescia coach Fabio Grosso.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history' Roger Hallam

Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history'

In an interview, Roger Hallam compared the Holocaust to other historical massacres.

# controversy - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan Controversy

Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan

The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.

# controversy - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Alexander-Arnold feared VAR intervention prior to Liverpool opener

Liverpool’s win over Manchester City was not without controversy, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at the forefront due to a possible handball.

# controversy - Thursday 7 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money Controversy

Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money

The Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection is due before the PAC today.

# controversy - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Croatian footballer in trouble for killing chicken on pitch

Ivan Gazdek was red-carded for unsporting behaviour.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'I've just felt nothing but low' - Shamrock Rovers 'keeper addresses FAI Cup final anthem stance

Alan Mannus received criticism after not facing the Irish flag.

# controversy - Monday 21 October, 2019

'Explanations will be necessary' - France upset over Jaco Peyper photo

The South African referee has come under fire for a photo shared on social media.

# controversy - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Turkey defends footballers over controversial goal celebration

Players were seen as supporting the country’s current military operation in Syria.

# controversy - Monday 30 September, 2019

Players considering withdrawing from Carlow panel due to club hurling fall-out

The Carlow CCC informed St Mullins yesterday that they had been awarded the win.

# controversy - Friday 27 September, 2019

Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards

Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset when the full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.

'It was the right call morally' - Why Antrim's chairman halted semi-final replay shootout Controversy This post contains videos

'It was the right call morally' - Why Antrim's chairman halted semi-final replay shootout

Lamh Dhearg and Portglenone will go to a second replay.

# controversy - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300 Controversy

Over a thousand names added to home help waiting list in space of four months as total surges to 7,300

The latest HSE figures from July show that 7,300 people are waiting on home support services.

# controversy - Friday 13 September, 2019

Legendary racehorse trainer denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

‘I unequivocally reject any implication that scopolamine was ever intentionally administered,’ Bob Baffert said.

# controversy - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire

Rob McCracken initially suggested he allowed his fighter to continue while concussed.

# controversy - Thursday 5 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries Controversy

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries

Byrne said he accepted his enthusiasm to speak in soundbites had created a distraction.

# controversy - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Inter fans' group incredibly excuses Lukaku racist abuse as 'a form of respect'

The Belgium striker was subjected to monkey chants from Cagliari supporters over the weekend.

# controversy - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Mo Salah U-turn on team-mate's harassment scandal divides Egyptians

The Liverpool star sent controversial tweets that demanded the disgraced player be given a ‘second chance’.

# controversy - Sunday 18 August, 2019

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs GAP

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

The difference in the shot count was telling, as Tottenham mustered three to the hosts’ 30.

# controversy - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape

Gabriel Jesus thought he had extended City’s league winning run to 16 games, only to see his last-gasp goal ruled out for a handball.

# controversy - Monday 8 July, 2019

PSG vow to take action as Neymar fails to show up for pre-season training

The statement by the Ligue 1 champions is the latest development in a tumultuous summer for the Brazil star.

# controversy - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals Controversy

Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals

The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.

# controversy - Monday 24 June, 2019

FAI hit back at claims they are not doing enough to stamp out violence against referees

20-year-old official Harry McCann said an U13 manager attempted “to strike me” in a game on Saturday.

# controversy - Monday 17 June, 2019

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score Women's World Cup This post contains videos

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score

Hosts top Group A with 100% record while Norway go through as runners-up.

# controversy - Thursday 13 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show Controversy

Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show

Brand make a joke about throwing battery acid at “unpleasant characters” rather than milkshakes.

# controversy - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given

The referee’s decision to penalise Moussa Sissoko for handball seemed harsh as it struck his chest before touching his arm.

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