BBC has apologised after a message appeared on screen reading “Manchester United are rubbish”.

BBC has apologised after a message appeared on screen reading Manchester United are rubbish

BBC: A trainee at the British Broadcasting Corporation, while trying to learn how to use the live ticker, wrote, “Manchester United are rubbish.” Unfortunately for the person and the company, the text appeared on the BBC’s channel during the sports telecast.

Later that day, BBC presenter Annita McVeigh apologised to Manchester fans. She also explained the situation by stating the person was: “writing random things not in earnest.”

“A little earlier, some of you may have noticed something pretty unusual. On the ticker that runs along the bottom of the screen with news making a comment about Manchester United And I hope that Manchester United fans weren’t offended by it,” McVeigh said..

“Let me just explain what was happening: behind the scenes someone was training to learn how to use the ticker and to put text on the ticker, so they were just writing random things not in earnest and that comment appeared. So apologies if you saw that and you were offended and you’re a fan of Manchester United. But certainly that was a mistake and it wasn’t meant to appear on the screen. So that was what happened, we just thought we’d better explain that to you.”

The BBC presenter and Manchester City fan Clive Myrie tweeted “I had nothing to do with this!!” with the hashtag mcfc, after City won the Premier League title on Sunday.


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