DUBLIN — Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has accused the main opposition Sinn Féin party of defending homophobic, sexist and racist attitudes within its ranks. Tensions between Varadkar’s centrist Fine Gael and the nationalist Sinn Féin have repeatedly flared in recent months as the two compete for first place in public opinion polls. “If you’re an opponent of Sinn Féin and you’re gay, or you’re mixed race, or you’re a young woman, that’s fair game.

Sorgente: Ireland’s Varadkar accuses Sinn Féin of defending homophobia, racism, sexism

PARIS — Romania’s sports minister apologized “on behalf of Romanian sports” after an official’s alleged use of racist language led to the players walking off the pitch during a Champions League football match. The game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Başakşehir in the French capital on Tuesday was suspended and later abandoned after players from both sides walked off the field in protest at the language used by Sebastian Colțescu, the fourth official. “We strongly condemn any expression or statement that may be considered racist or discriminatory,” Sports Minister Ionuț Stroe told Digi24 .

Sorgente: Romania’s sports minister apologizes after football racism row