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#Controversy

# 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.

# controversy - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

'He is very important for us, on the pitch and off. We want to give him a trophy'

This week’s all-London Europa League final has been marred by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s decision not to travel due to fears for his safety.

The long-running row dividing Irish karate has been resolved

The outcome has been hailed as a step in the right direction for the sport.

# controversy - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision Vincent Lambert

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision

Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.

# controversy - Sunday 19 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue Controversy

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

# controversy - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Arsenal tell Uefa they are 'bitterly disappointed' over Europa League final ticketing debacle

They have been given just 6,000 tickets for the game, less than 10% of the stadium’s capacity.

# controversy - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Rangers furious as defender handed retrospective ban

Jon Flanagan has become the latest member of Steven Gerrard’s squad to be charged by the SFA.

# controversy - Saturday 11 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months' Timing

'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'

The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.

# controversy - 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.

# controversy - Thursday 2 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal Leaking

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

# controversy - Monday 15 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly' Controversy

Taoiseach: 'Government can't continue funding the FAI unless it's confident the organisation is run properly'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie this evening, the Taoiseach stopped short of stating there should be a clear out of the entire Board

# controversy - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Rugby Australia investigating after Folau's 'unacceptable' social media posts

The Wallabies fullback has drawn criticism again.

# controversy - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'All you can do is laugh!' – Sterling unimpressed by Bonucci comments

The Man City star has voiced his support for Juventus’ Moise Kean.

# controversy - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Joe Biden defends himself after being accused of inappropriate behaviour by female politician Presidential Race

Joe Biden defends himself after being accused of inappropriate behaviour by female politician

Biden’s defence comes amid a growing row about a kiss on the campaign trail

# controversy - Friday 29 March, 2019

Turkish footballer accused of in-game razor blade attack gets reprieve

Mansur Calar was originally banned for life owing to the alleged incident.

# controversy - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Lost in all the controversy, it's been a magnificent week for Irish underage football

The U19s recently qualified for a major tournament for the first time since 2011.

'Every single week at football matches you have black football players being racially abused, so why is this any different?'

John Barnes has hit out at the hypocrisy over the Montenegro racism coverage.

# controversy - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

# controversy - Friday 22 March, 2019

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Hope for Olympic boxing as AIBA chief 'linked to transnational criminal organisations' steps down

Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov has been shrouded in controversy since his appointment last November.

# controversy - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'Cowardly grubs' - Oz Prime Minister weighs in on Tayla Harris photo storm

The AFLW star has labelled comments on an incredible picture of her in full flight as ‘sexual abuse on social media’.

# controversy - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Team Sky renamed Team Ineos after being bought out by Britain's richest man

The controversial cycling outfit has secured backing from the owner of chemical giants Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe.

# controversy - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction Controversy This post contains videos

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction

Juventus nearly made the perfect start to Tuesday’s last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

# controversy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Maurizio Sarri has dropped Kepa for tonight's clash against Spurs after Wembley controversy

The 24-year-old provoked controversy when he refused to be taken off during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

# controversy - Monday 25 February, 2019

Michael Owen responds to backlash over his ‘go and kick Rashford’ comments

The ex-England international suggested Liverpool should look to take advantage of the striker’s injury yesterday.

# controversy - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’ Holding Your Nerve This post contains videos

‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’

Ireland U17 manager Colin O’Brien looks ahead to this summer’s European Championships and reflects on last year’s penalty controversy against Holland.

# controversy - Friday 15 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants St James's

BAM offers to pull out of National Children's Hospital contract if the board wants

The company also said it did not benefit inappropriately from the tender process.

# controversy - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after receiving backlash over controversial interview Controversy

Liam Neeson says he's 'not racist' after receiving backlash over controversial interview

Neeson said he once walked the streets hunting for a black person to kill after his close friend was raped.

# controversy - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy They Won't Be Loved

Maroon 5 are playing the Super Bowl halftime show - and a lot of people aren't one bit happy

Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to headline tonight’s game.

# controversy - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Spanish authorities re-open investigation into claims that Eric Abidal was given trafficked liver

The former Barcelona defender denies any wrongdoing.

# controversy - Monday 28 January, 2019

'It was absolutely accidental' - Sheedy admits Tony Kelly's red card was harsh

Clare are expected to appeal Kelly’s ban, while Roscommon’s Donie Smith could be facing a suspension.

# controversy - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Hibs dig out win after Neil Lennon suspended by club

Ireland international Daryl Horgan started Sunday’s game, but went off injured.

# controversy - Monday 21 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues Controversy

RTÉ defends plans to feature Graham Linehan in Prime Time report on transgender issues

Over 4,000 people have signed a petition opposing the appearance of the Father Ted co-writer.

# controversy - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme New Scandal

Thousands of crimes, including rape, not prosecuted due to serious failings in Garda youth scheme

Serious crimes – including one reported case of rape – were not pursued by the force.

# controversy - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Ulster Rugby vow to 'robustly investigate any complaints' after Simon Zebo says he was abused by fans

The Irish star suggested he was subjected to racial comments at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

# controversy - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Harlequins ban their own player for stamping but clear him of spitting

“I know that I have never spat on a player in all my career and will never do so,” said Dave Ward.

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