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# Criticism

Last month
January 2023
# Criticism
Fifa boss Infantino under fire for behaviour at Pele's wake
The organisation’s president took a selfie with some of the late star’s old teammates on Monday right beside the open coffin.
Last year
2022
# Criticism
Erasmus making Springboks 'so easy to dislike' – Smit
Erasmus has been given a two-game matchday ban following his criticism of refereeing decisions during the ongoing Autumn Nations Series.
# Northern Ireland
Condemnation after woman asks Arlene Foster for selfie before chanting 'Up the Ra'
The IRA tried to kill Foster’s father and blow up her school bus
# Criticism
Inter condemn fan-enforced stadium exit in honour of murdered ultra
Simone Inzaghi’s side were on a high after reaching the last 16 of the Champions League last week.
# Criticism
Australian team condemns 'suffering' behind Qatar World Cup
The Socceroos became the first World Cup side to release a collective statement protesting Qatar’s human rights record.
# Criticism
LIV ranking points snub 'delaying inevitable', says DeChambeau
The former US Open champion has hit out at the OWGR’s decision.
# Criticism
'Every single player will benefit' - Catt defends value of Emerging Ireland tour
The Ireland attack coach says the trip to South Africa is not just about five or six players.
# 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.
# Rebuff
Uefa rubbishes Sweden’s criticism of VAR support at Euro 2022
AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani criticised the governing body for ‘using 50% fewer cameras’.
# RETORT
Antonio Conte responds to Jurgen Klopp criticism
The Liverpool boss was unimpressed by Tottenham’s approach at the weekend.
# Criticism
Tuchel upset about referee 'laughing and smiling' with Ancelotti after Chelsea's European exit
Last season’s Champions League winners were knocked out by Real Madrid after a pulsating tie last night.
# Backlash
'Cultural vandalism': UK Government criticised over decision to privatise Channel 4
The broadcaster is state-owned but receives its funding from advertising, not from public money.
# Criticism
Fifa urged to eject Iran from World Cup over women stadium ban
2,000 women who had bought tickets for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Lebanon were not allowed enter the stadium in Mashhad.
# Unhappy
'Being a professional footballer, you have to take criticism on the chin' - Harry Maguire
The Red Devils suffered a first defeat under interim manager Ralf Rangnick with a 1-0 Premier League home defeat by Wolves last week.
All time
# under scrutiny
'Keep the criticism coming,' Solskjaer tells detractors as Man United begin testing week
The Red Devils face Atalanta tomorrow night before hosting Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
# Criticism
DUP claims Michael D Higgins has ‘set back north-south relations’ by not attending service
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has criticised Michael D Higgins.
# RTE SERIES
Rotunda 'very much regrets' upset caused by TV series after criticism from Taoiseach
The series has faced criticism for being filmed at the maternity hospital despite coronavirus restrictions being in place.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he didn’t think the production was appropriate.
Donnelly, the health minister, said he believes the Master of the Rotunda should answer questions.
The hospital and RTÉ have facing criticism after the show was filmed while Covid restrictions were in place.
'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
# Argument
Lewis Hamilton insists he did nothing wrong after being accused of putting rival's life at risk
The British star was criticised for making ‘an amateur’s mistake and a desperate mistake’.
# Criticism
Chris Gunter blasts 'joke set-up' of Euro 2020 after Wales crash out
The Welsh saw their involvement in the tournament ended by yesterday’s 4-0 defeat to Denmark.
# Euro 2020
'People have said 'I hope your children die'' - Family of Spain striker Morata abused after poor performances
The Atletico Madrid forward spurned a number of scoring opportunities during the group stages of Euro 2020.
# Criticism
'He hasn’t got the pace any more' - Neil Lennon fires back at Leigh Griffiths
The former Hoops boss was left furious last summer when the Scotland frontman turned up for pre-season out of shape.
# Criticism
Japanese newspaper sponsoring Tokyo Olympics joins chorus calling for cancellation of Games
The call comes with public opinion in Japan firmly against holding the Games this summer.
# Criticism
'It was misogynistic': Government leaders hit out at cartoon depicting Mary Lou McDonald as a witch
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Green Party leader jointly condemned the drawing.
# party show down
Micheál and Leo face party anger over mixed-messaging, members tell leaders people are losing hope
Varadkar told his party that criticism of Government communications was “reasonable, heard loud and clear and will be taken onboard”.
# Criticism
Destruction of Mother and Baby Home tapes represents 'an imbalance of power', Dáil hears
Some survivors have expressed anger at the destruction of the audio testimony recordings.
# Unhappy
'I have zero energy and zero excitement about an All-Star Game' - LeBron James
Critics have said the league is using the event as a way to recoup some of the revenue lost during the pandemic.
# backing
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denies Bruno Fernandes is tired and needs a break
The Portuguese star was below par in Sunday’s match between the champions and league leaders at Anfield.
# Criticism
Jose Mourinho unhappy with ‘unprofessional’ Tottenham-Fulham postponement
Wednesday’s Premier League fixture was called off less than three hours before kick-off.
# Criticism
Steve Bruce unhappy at ‘mass hysteria’ over Newcastle struggles
The Magpies manager feels securing the club’s Premier League status should remain his principal aim.
# Baseball
Cleveland to drop 'Indians' from their name after 105 years due to criticism
Native American groups have branded the moniker as racist, but Donald Trump opposes the move.
# Language
'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.
# Criticism
'There's two tiers in the GAA - one for the big counties and one for the wee counties'
Fermanagh football boss Ryan McMenamin was critical of the GAA as his Covid-hit side were relegated.
# Criticism
'I don't understand why we're playing with yellow sliotars. It's a strange decision' - Canning
The GAA announced the introduction of the yellow sliotars on Friday.
# Parting ways
'You deserved a proper goodbye... not to get kicked out' - Messi criticises Barca over Suarez treatment
Having decided to remain at the club, the Argentine superstar is unhappy with how his departing team-mate has been forced to leave.
# Unimpressed
Gareth Bale agent criticises 'disgraceful' Real Madrid fans
The 31-year-old has returned to Tottenham on a loan deal, having left them in 2013.
# Criticism
Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'
Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.
# Criticism
FAI dismiss claims of bank involvement in hiring chairperson as 'deflecting from the real issues'
FAI member Larry Bass has made several criticisms of the Association ahead of a crucial vote on reforms next Monday.
# Criticism
'A marketing strategy for a drinks brand... And far worse' - Richie Sadlier on Champions League semi-finalists
The RTÉ analyst went where some football pundits are reluctant to go.
# Criticism
Messi lambasts 'very weak' Barca after Real Madrid clinch La Liga title
Barcelona’s title challenge ended with a whimper at Camp Nou, where they were beaten 2-1 by Osasuna.
# Criticism
'It's high time the GAA grew a pair of balls' - Duignan on inter-county teams breaking training ban
The Offaly chairman has suggested that teams who break the rule should be removed from the championship.