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#Controversy

From The42 'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure' Controversy

'VAR is a little like sex without pleasure'

After Monaco were left frustrated in their Coupe de la Ligue final loss to PSG, French World Cup-winner Bixente Lizarazu has offered an interesting take.

From The42 Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility Controversy

Another twist in RWC2019 qualifying mess as Russia lodge enquiry over player eligibility

Rugby Europe set to discuss controversial Belgium v Spain qualifier again on Thursday.

From The42 Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal Controversy

Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal

There had been calls for captain Steve Smith to be sacked as captain after he admitted being the mastermind of a premeditated plan.

From The42 Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool Controversy This post contains videos

Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool

The Spanish could still qualify for Japan 2019 via play-offs.

From The42 'You want to accuse English players to be divers?' Controversy

'You want to accuse English players to be divers?'

Both Gennaro Gattuso and Arsene Wenger were reluctant to condemn Danny Welbeck after his dive last night.

From The42 Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car Controversy

Ex-Liverpool player and TV pundit Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting at girl in car

The former Reds star admitted he was “totally out of order”.

From The42 South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks Howzat?

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks

The masks were likely to have been worn to taunt Australian batsman David Warner, whose wife reportedly had an encounter with Williams in 2007 before meeting Warner.

From The42 Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport Accusation

Mo Farah claims 'racial harassment' at airport

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has made a claim of “racial harassment” following an incident at an airport in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie 'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit Advertisements

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism Controversy

John McAreavey resigns as Bishop of Dromore in wake of criticism

Calls for him to step down from his role intensified this week.

From The42 Pep Guardiola ready to give up 'yellow ribbon' protest Controversy

Pep Guardiola ready to give up 'yellow ribbon' protest

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers Communications Unit

Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers

There have been calls for the Taoiseach’s officials to answer questions about the strategy at committees.

From The42 Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping Controversy

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal for doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals.

From The42 Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win Unimpressed This post contains videos

Caroline Wozniacki fury over opponent's 'unfair' grunting in Qatar win

The recently crowned Australian Open champion won 7-5, 6-1 against Monica Niculescu.

From The42 West Ham suspend Head of Recruitment after alleged remarks about African players Controversy

West Ham suspend Head of Recruitment after alleged remarks about African players

Tony Henry has been accused of racism.

From The42 Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby Debate

Whatever you think about Grobler, it's been good to talk about doping in rugby

The South African has been at the centre of the storm over the past week and a half.

From The42 Spartak Moscow heavily criticised following racist tweet about its own players Controversy

Spartak Moscow heavily criticised following racist tweet about its own players

The Russian champions have received widespread criticism after a club tweet likened black players to “chocolates”.

From The42 'Why don't the white players leave the field when Matuidi is insulted?' Controversy

'Why don't the white players leave the field when Matuidi is insulted?'

France legend Lilian Thuram has blasted the handling in Italy of the racist abuse directed at Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

From The42 Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain Frustration

Wenger fumes after Arsenal hit by fresh penalty pain

The Arsenal boss was in an angry mood again following the referee’s decision to award a second half spot-kick against his side.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson backs right-wing commentator - who regrets 'politically incorrect' comments - for top job Boris' Buddy

Boris Johnson backs right-wing commentator - who regrets 'politically incorrect' comments - for top job

Toby Young is under fire for previous comments he made about women and LGBT people on social media.

From The42 Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims Controversy

Fifa say they attempted to contact whistleblower amid doping in football claims

In an interview to the Associated Press, Grigory Rodchenkov’s lawyer said his client had information that could be of interest.

From The42 Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface Controversy

Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface

The French international has since deleted the image and apologised to anyone who took offence.

From The42 Jose Mourinho clashes with Man City players amid tunnel bust-up - reports Controversy

Jose Mourinho clashes with Man City players amid tunnel bust-up - reports

Newspapers reported the Portuguese coach had a verbal altercation with City goalkeeper Ederson.

From The42 Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia Controversy

Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia

The ball bounced inside the goal line but the referee waved play on.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

From The42 Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy Frenemies

Pochettino denies bad blood with Mourinho over Eric Dier controversy

The Spurs boss criticises his United counterpart’s courting of the Tottenham player in his new book.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse' Controversy

Pregnant widow of killed US soldier says phone call from Donald Trump made 'me cry even worse'

Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s Good Morning America in an interview that she has nothing to say to the president.

From The42 Jaguars president apologises for NFL players kneeling in London Controversy

Jaguars president apologises for NFL players kneeling in London

The anthem protest move started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

From The42 'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager Controversy

'Unacceptable' Sampson sacked as England Women's manager

Dropped striker Eni Aluko accused Mark Sampson of making a racist Ebola remark, while another controversy has since surfaced.

From The42 Dropped striker Eni Aluko slams 'selfish' England over celebrations Controversy

Dropped striker Eni Aluko slams 'selfish' England over celebrations

The Three Lions’ players delivered a show of unity, indicating they are firmly behind coach Mark Sampson.

From The42 Paris Saint-Germain defender the victim of video blackmail plot Controversy

Paris Saint-Germain defender the victim of video blackmail plot

Four men were arrested and charged after Layvin Kurzawa was targeted.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook Defence

'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook

Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.

From TheJournal.ie George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk Newstalk

George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk

It follows widespread condemnation of his comments about rape on his lunchtime show on Friday.

From The42 FAI launch investigation into Bray-Waterford match-fixing allegations Controversy

FAI launch investigation into Bray-Waterford match-fixing allegations

Further details surrounding the case have yet to be made clear.

From TheJournal.ie Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments Dalata Hotel Group

Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments

The Dalata Hotel Group said it cannot support a station that allowed “inappropriate and hurtful comments to be made”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show Controversy

'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show

It’s reported a disciplinary investigation is to begin at Newstalk tomorrow.

From The42 South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned for life Controversy This post contains videos

South Africa-Senegal match to be replayed after referee banned for life

Joseph Lamptey was initially suspended for three months by African football’s ruling body CAF.

From The42 England coach has 'clear conscience' in racism row Controversy

England coach has 'clear conscience' in racism row

Mark Sampson has dismissed accusations of racial abuse from striker Eni Aluko.

From The42 'I'm full of anger - they bring shame on our country': Löw condemns Nazi chants Controversy

'I'm full of anger - they bring shame on our country': Löw condemns Nazi chants

A group of Germany supporters shouted Nazi-era chants during a World Cup qualifier on Friday.

From The42 Germany stars slam 'fans' for Nazi chants Controversy

Germany stars slam 'fans' for Nazi chants

Timo Werner was also verbally abused by a 200-strong group of travelling supporters.