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# Controversy

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Controversy
Djokovic father filmed with fans holding Russian flags at Australian Open
The Serbian star had just booked his place in the tournament semi-final with a straight-sets thumping of Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
# Controversy
Patrick Reed likens Rory McIlroy to 'immature little child' amid tee-flicking incident
Tensions have risen at the Dubai Desert Classic.
# Controversy
All-Ireland club final mess grows as Glen-Kilmacud saga looks set to rumble on
Both sets of players and their clubs have found themselves in a sticky spot.
Last week
15th January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# SIPO
Heather Humphreys accuses Sinn Féin of setting up 'kangaroo court' against Paschal Donohoe
The minister said that Sinn Féin wasn’t affording Donohoe due process and seeking to act as ‘judge, jury and executioner’ against him.
# Controversy
Eubank Jr wears rainbow armband, Smith's 'homophobic remarks' condemned
It came after an unpleasant exchange with Liam Smith as the pair came in under the middleweight limit for Saturday night’s grudge bout.
This month
January 2023
# House Of Commons
Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen stripped of Tory whip for comparing vaccines to Holocaust
Fellow Tories as well as Holocaust remembrance groups have slammed Bridgen’s remarks on Covid-19 vaccines.
# Controversy
French football chief apologises for Zidane remarks after Mbappe labels them 'disrespectful'
Noel Le Graet admitted he was ‘clumsy’ after dismissing the potential interest in coaching the national team.
Last month
December 2022
# Controversy
Football legend Ali Daei's family ordered off flight
The former Bayern Munich striker said his wife and daughter had flown on a Mahan Air flight
# Controversy
'Hateful' racist abuse of France's World Cup runners-up slammed
Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni, who missed their penalties in the shootout, were targeted.
# Arrests
Explainer: What's been going on with the European Parliament arrests over Qatar?
Four people have been charged with “money laundering and corruption”.
Last year
2022
# Sorry
NBA star apologises 'deeply' for post: 'I'm not anti-semitic'
Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving made the comments in an interview with SportsNet New York.
# 2022
World Cup organisers apologise after staff threaten to 'smash' Danish TV crew's camera
They claimed security staff mistakenly interrupted a live broadcast.
# Controversy
Fifa forbid Danish World Cup squad from wearing pro-human rights shirts
Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of foreign workers.
# Controversy
'Do you realise who you sent off?' Pique's Barcelona career ends on a sour note
The Catalan side still managed to earn a hard-fought 2-1 win over Osasuna.
# Controversy
Hacking gang targeted Qatar World Cup critics
A dozen lawyers, journalists and famous people were victims of the scheme.
# Claim
NBA star says 'anti-Semitic' label 'not justified'
Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving caused controversy with a recent tweet.
# Controversy
Nottingham Forest boss annoyed by deleted tweet about Wolves
Steve Cooper was less than impressed while after the victory, their opponents responded with a post of their own.
# DNA testing
US Supreme Court hears case of Texas man on death row for murder
Reed, an African-American man, was convicted by an all-white jury in 1998 of rape and murder
# Controversy
Reaction to Iker Casillas tweet shows need for 'a lot of education'
England international Lucy Bronze has given her thoughts on the matter.
# Controversy
NFL consultant involved in clearing Tagovailoa fired - reports
The organisation’s Players Association requested a review of the concussion procedures used to evaluate the Miami Dolphins quarterback.
# Controversy
Liverpool fans to sue Uefa over Champions League fiasco
A French Senate inquiry contradicted initial assertions by the organisation.
# Controversy
Boston Celtics suspend head coach Ime Udoka for entire NBA season
The man who brought them to last season’s NBA Finals ‘violations of team policies’ by having a consensual relationship with a female member of the Celtics staff.
# Controversy
Chess champion Magnus Carlsen quits game amid cheating allegations
The 31-year-old five-time world champion did not give an explanation.
# Controversy
Celtic fans chant through minute’s applause in memory of the Queen
Some Hoops fans chanted ‘if you hate the Royal Family clap your hands’ while a banner containing the same phrase could be seen in the away end.
# Allegation
Outcry in Brazil over 'racist' remark on Vinicius Junior
Pele, Neymar and other big names voiced their outrage on Friday.
# Big call
Foley denies deliberate time wasting as Wallabies lock Swain is cited
Mathieu Raynal made a controversial decision in the final minute in Melbourne yesterday.
# Controversy
Robert Troy resigns as junior minister amid property declarations controversy
The politician was in hot water over a failure to declare property to the Dáil Register of Members’ Interests.
# sanna marin
Finnish PM apologises for inappropriate photo of her friends taken at official residence
“I think the picture is not appropriate, I apologise for it. Such a picture should not have been taken,” Marin said.
# Controversy
German arrested for Hitler salute to Israeli athletes
The incident comes at a sensitive time, with Munich hosting the European Championships ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Olympics massacre.
# Killorglin
Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy
The three-day festival began yesterday in Co Kerry.
# Criticism
Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say
A spokesperson for Michael D Higgins said the president has been “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion.
# Controversy
Beyonce to remove offensive lyric from new album after criticism from disability advocates
The US singer will re-record the track Heated from her latest album Renaissance.
# Controversy
Fenerbahce refuse to apologise after fans' 'Vladimir Putin' chant
On Thursday, Uefa announced it was opening an investigation into the supporters’ conduct.
# statement
Al Porter plans to return to comedy after five-year absence amid allegations
The comic – who had a sexual allegation raised against him in 2017 – said today that he wants to make a comeback.
# Controversy
BBC staff ‘raised concerns’ over Michael Vaughan’s return
The former Yorkshire batter returned to Test Match Special coverage for the recent England-New Zealand Test series.
# Grrrls
Lizzo removes offensive lyric from new song after criticism
The artist announced that she has removed the derogatory lyric in a written public apology.
# Controversy
England players jeered while taking knee in Hungary - boss blames ‘inherited thinking’
The majority of the bottom two tiers of the Puskas Arena were full for the Group A3 opener in Budapest.
# Controversy
Real Madrid's Benzema drops 'sex tape' appeal
Lawyer Hugues Vigier told French sports daily L’Equipe he did so because he was ‘exhausted’ by the process.
# alternate view
‘He has his opinion, I have mine’ – Tiger Woods on Phil Mickelson controversy
‘It’s always disappointing when the defending champion is not here,’ he added.
# Controversy
Damien Duff among 3 sent off as late drama sees Dundalk beat Shels
The Lilywhites won it five minutes from time when John Martin, who had only just been summoned from the bench, scored a delightful header