BBC News Forced To Apologise After ‘Manchester United Are Rubbish’ Appears On News Ticker

I think you would be hard pressed to find any Manchester United fan or even anyone in the world who would argue that the team had experienced a good season last year, but I think it might be a bit debilitating even for them to see their team being dissed for no apparent reason on BBC News.

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This is what went down this morning though for some reason when the words ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ appeared on the news ticker during the early edition of the sports bulletin today amongst the other top stories of the day. Thankfully, the presenter addressed the faux pas

almost straight away, saying the following:


— BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) May 24, 2022

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.

I hope that Manchester United fans weren’t offended by it, let me just explain what was happening.

Behind the scenes, someone was training how to use the ticker and how to put text on the ticker. They were just writing random things, not in earnest, that comment 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 and it wasn’t meant to be on the screen, that was what happened. We just thought we better explain that to you.

Lol. I think I might have liked it better if I hadn’t heard that explanation because it makes the BBC seem like one of the lamest lame duck organisations of all time if they can’t even train people to use their ticket properly without completely screwing it up. Still, it gets a major laugh from me because everybody loves taking the piss out of Manchester United now that they’re really crap. You love to see it. Top marks to the BBC on that one.

For more of the same, check out when someone decided to compare the careers of Manchester United and The Undertaker and they were scarily similar. Surely not?

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