BBC News An on-air apology came after Manchester United posted a message on their ticker, mistakenly labeling the football club as “rubbish”.
During a broadcast on Tuesday, the news of the day was placed on the news ticker for viewers to watch. At one point, however, the ticker was strangely written “Manchester United Garbage”. The line popped up at the bottom of the screen during a tennis update on the broadcast from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., after which the unusual moment caught the attention of Internet users who shared a clip on social media.
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As shown in the video, Ticker was presenting various titles under the screen while playing a part of the French Open. At first, it showed nothing out of the ordinary, but then the situation took a turn when the media outlet accidentally identified the football club as “rubbish”. After the ticker was “Weather rain everywhere”.
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The incident has confused social media users. Mistakes, A user Wrote, “Poor trainees must be disappointed! Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. ” Another Added, “Even BBC News Ticker is smiling at Manchester United, “said one Third user He said, “I apologize BBC News After a trainee, after learning how to put text on a ticker (headers that go to the bottom of the screen) accidentally utters the words “Manchester United Garbage” live on broadcast … fair and accurate reporting, IMO (opinion within me). “
At the end of the day, BBC Broadcaster Anita McVeigh, who was present at the time, apologized to viewers and Manchester United fans who may have been offended.
Update: BBC News has apologized.
They say a trainee was learning how to write text for a ticker and accidentally published them on a BBC news channel. pic.twitter.com/OkjPIkJAoo
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Mrs McVeigh explained that the mistake was made because someone was learning how to handle the ticker and “was writing random things, not sincerely”. The presenter apologized and further reiterated that it was a mistake. He added that the ticker was not meant to appear on screen. According to Freedom, BBC A statement further stated that there was a “technical error” during the training with the test ticker.