The BBC has issued an apology to viewers after the words, 'Manchester United are rubbish' appeared on its tickr. Fans first noticed it during a discussion about Cam Norrie's first-round win at the French Open. Manchester United have just concluded their last game against Crystal Palace in a 1-0 loss in a season that saw their manager sacked.
UPDATE: BBC News have apologised.— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 24, 2022
They say that a trainee was learning how to write text for the ticker and accidentally published them onto the BBC News Channel. pic.twitter.com/OkjPIkJAoo
The Red Devils have had a nightmare of a season and the last thing the club's fans needed was being called rubbish on national television but that is exactly what happened.
While the BBC has apologised, it hasn't stopped football fans from having the time of their lives on Twitter.
Made me chuckle 🤭 BBC blames trainee as news ticker says 'Manchester United are rubbish'— Fi (@FiMBeckett) May 24, 2022
Errrr… what is going on with the BBC News ticker? pic.twitter.com/fofbiGyMfs— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 24, 2022
The BBC has apologized profusely for this.— Commander Stephanie Sterling (@JimSterling) May 24, 2022
They’ve still not apologized for running an article calling trans women rapists in which they quoted an *actual* cis rapist who wrote a manifesto about lynching trans people.
Still, so long as football fans aren’t offended. https://t.co/Dy8R672yh7
BBC News have apologised for a message seen on their ticker during this morning's news broadcast that read "Manchester United are rubbish."— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) May 24, 2022
They have stated someone was training to learn how to use the ticker and were just "writing random things." pic.twitter.com/Kec4GwQrRJ
Must have been a Leeds fan behind the scenes. 🤣— joanne lane (@joannelane2) May 24, 2022
BBC News - BBC apologises after 'Manchester United are rubbish' appears on screenhttps://t.co/mUfZy7Mr1B
BBC: "Manchester United are rubbish". Not really breaking news is it? pic.twitter.com/rY5VdEFZyW— James Nalton (@JDNalton) May 24, 2022
Whoever from the BBC wrote Manchester United are rubbish isn't wrong and it's straight facts 😂 pic.twitter.com/1aaKEsUNMR— Footymemes.21 (@footymemes21) May 24, 2022
United have had a disaster of a season that has seen them finish 6th in the Premier League.