BBC apologises after 'Manchester United are rubbish' appears on news ticker
Sunday, May 29, 2022
tennis update on the 9am to 10am broadcast, was published due to "someone [..] 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". She added "apologies if you saw that and you were offended and you're a fan of Manchester United". A statement from the BBC confirmed "there was a technical glitch during training with our test ticker, which rolled over to live programming for a few seconds. We apologised for any offence caused on air".presenter Annita McVeigh explained the statement, which was shown during a
Manchester City won theon Sunday, with Manchester United finishing sixth and recording their lowest points in their Premier League history. was announced as the new Manchester United manager on Monday.
- Agence France-Presse. "BBC apologises after trainee posts 'Manchester United are rubbish' on news ticker" — , May 25, 2022
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