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BBC News ticker tells viewers ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ in live broadcast blooper

The phrases “Manchester United are rubbish” have been emblazoned on BBC News protection following a technical blunder.

The textual content appeared on display for a number of seconds on the ticker that runs alongside the underside of the display throughout information broadcasts throughout a bulletin on Tursday morning.

The blunder, which appeared beneath footage from this year’s French Open, has prompted an apology from the BBC News channel.

The broadcaster defined {that a} trainee was studying the way to write textual content for the ticker and unintentionally revealed the “random” comment onto the live present.

The host stated: “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. They were just writing random things – not in earnest – and that comment appeared.

“So, apologies if you saw that and you were offended, and you’re a fan of Manchester United.

“But, certainly, that was a mistake and wasn’t meant to appear on the screen. We just thought we better explain that to you.”

A BBC spokesperson added: “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.”

Today’s occasions are unlikely to trigger a lot of a stir at Old Trafford, however the company has been concerned in extra intense rows with the membership in the previous.

Manchester United’s former supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson refused to offer post-match interviews to the broadcaster between 2004 and 2011 after a BBC documentary made allegations in opposition to his son Jason.

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