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BBC Apologise After 'Manchester United Are Rubbish' Ticker Error

BBC Apologise After 'Manchester United Are Rubbish' Ticker Error
By Colman Stanley Updated

There was an amazing and hilarious screw on BBC News earlier today, when a trainee put random headlines at the bottom of the live broadcast, or ticker as it’s known.

The BBC soon realised their error and apologised, and explained that the trainee did not realise that the headlines were going to live TV, and was just writing random sentences when learning how to work it.

They explicitly apologised to Manchester United fans for any offence caused, after one of the headlines put up was ‘Manchester United are rubbish’.

“Just while we’re on the subject of football. 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.

"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 (‘Manchester United are rubbish’) appeared. So apologies if you saw that and you were offended and you are a fan of Manchester United, but certainly that was a mistake that wasn’t meant to appear on the screen. So that was what happened we just thought we better explain that to you.”

However, people inevitably pointed out on Twitter that despite the headline going live being a mistake, it was in fact quite true after Man United’s disastrous season.

The following headline was rather random as well, and just read ‘weather rain everywhere’.

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We don't know for sure what the real reason behind the cock-up was, but the excuse from the BBC does seem quite plausible, as the headlines were fairly innocent.

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