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BBC blames trainee as news ticker says ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ and ‘weather rain everywhere’

BBC News ticker goes rogue: viewers are told ‘Manchester United is rubbish’ and ‘rain everywhere’ before the red-faced presenter apologizes and blames a trainee

  • Eagle-eyed viewers saw it on the ticker on the BBC news channel this morning.
  • The words in question appeared on the ticker during the sports bulletin.
  • The BBC later apologized and blamed a trainee who had done it by accident.

The BBC has apologized after the ticker on its news channel informed viewers that “Manchester United is rubbish” and that there is “rain everywhere” this morning.

People watching the BBC news channel around 9:35am could be forgiven for thinking they were misreading the news banner scrolling across the bottom of the screen.

But two hours later, a red-faced host was forced to apologize, blaming the words on a trainee who was being taught how to use the ticker.

Despite the potential to cause upset, delighted social media users praised the BBC for being “fair and accurate” in its representation of Manchester United.

The words appeared on the screen at 9.35 a.m. during this morning’s sports bulletin.

The words 'Manchester United are rubbish' appeared on the BBC News ticker at 9.35am this morning.

The words ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ appeared on the BBC News ticker at 9.35am this morning.

These were followed by the words

These were followed by the words “Rainy Weather Everywhere”, causing confusion on social media.

As reports of tennis action at the French Open were played on the screen, the words “Manchester United are rubbish” appeared at the bottom of the screen.

This was quickly followed by the phrase ‘Rainy weather everywhere’, leading to confusion among enthusiastic viewers.

The club have had a poor season by their high standards, finishing sixth in the Premier League, with a goal difference of zero and closer to the relegation zone points than title-winning rivals Manchester City. .

Just over two hours later, BBC News presenter Annita Mcveigh apologized for the mistake and any offense it may have caused to Manchester United supporters.

BBC News presenter Annita Mcveigh apologized to viewers for the mistake just over two hours later.

BBC News presenter Annita Mcveigh apologized to viewers for the mistake just over two hours later.

“Just as we were on the topic of football a bit earlier, some of you may have noticed something quite unusual about the ticker at the bottom of the news screen making a comment about Manchester United and I hope Manchester United fans Manchester United have done it.” t offended by it.

“Let me explain what was going on: behind the scenes, someone was training to learn how to use the ticker and put text on the ticker, so they were just writing random stuff, not serious, and that comment came up.

“So, sorry if you saw that and took offense and you’re a Manchester United fan, but it was certainly a mistake and it wasn’t meant to be on screen.”

‘So that’s what happened, we just thought we’d better explain it to you.’

A BBC statement to the PA news agency added: “There was a technical glitch during training with our test indicator, which went into live programming for a few seconds.”

We apologize for any offense caused on the air.

Many people on social media were taken aback by the apology, with most joking that the BBC was simply reporting the truth about the football club and no apology was needed.

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People quickly took to social media to joke about the apparent insult to Manchester United.

People quickly took to social media to joke about the apparent insult to Manchester United.

Sophie Hall wrote that she was “glad someone has put Roy Keane in charge of the BBC news ticker”, referring to the former Manchester United player who has harshly criticized the club for his performance this year.

BBC presenter Clive Myrie, who is an outspoken Manchester City fan, joked: “I had nothing to do with this!!”

Sarah Noble added: ‘The only bad thing is that it’s not news; everyone already knows that United is rubbish.

Even Manchester United fans agreed the club is rubbish and took to Twitter to express their views.

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Even Manchester United fans agreed with the BBC News ticker, proclaiming that

Even Manchester United fans agreed with the BBC News ticker, proclaiming that it was “not a lie at all”.

@UtdYam1 wrote: ‘not a lie at all tbf, it’s the most honest thing the BBC has ever reported’.

@discokidnap added: ‘I don’t see what the problem was with that ticker tbh. It fully lives up to the BBC’s remit to inform, educate and entertain.’

Quoting the Disney+ show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, @MadnessFc4 wrote: “He’s off the mark, but he’s right.”

The club have had a poor season by their high standards, finishing sixth in the Premier League, with a goal difference of zero and closer to the relegation zone points than title-winning rivals Manchester City. .

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