Controversial Moments in Sports

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Maximum Security's Jockey Luis Saez awaits the stewards decision in the Kentucky Derby. They ultimately disqualified him to 17th.
Maximum Security's Jockey Luis Saez awaits the stewards decision in the Kentucky Derby. They ultimately disqualified him to 17th. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Controversy is no stranger to sports.  On Saturday, it befell the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.  The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is one for the history books and won’t soon be forgotten for its drama-rich ending. 

What other sports events have been controversial? Here are a few:


2019 Kentucky Derby


Saints vs. Rams, 2019 NFC Championship Missed Call


Patriots vs. Raiders Tuck Rule


Yankees vs. Royals “Pine Tar Game”


Holyfield vs. Tyson


Colorado’s Fifth Down vs. Missouri


1972 U.S. vs. U.S.S.R. Olympic Basketball Game


1978 Raiders vs. Chargers “Holy Roller”

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