Lundin, May 25 (BNA) The BBC has apologized to viewers after the headline “Manchester United bullshit” appeared on its tape during a TV news broadcast on Tuesday.
The title appeared at the bottom of the screen during a report on the French Open, according to Reuters.
BBC television critic and broadcaster Scott Bryan noticed the error and posted a clip on Twitter that immediately went viral.
BBC presenter Anita McPhee later issued the on-air apology and explained that the title was written when someone was learning how to use the tape.
She said: “Some of you may have noticed something unusual on the tape that runs along the bottom of the screen with the news making a comment about Manchester United. I hope Manchester United fans are not offended by that.”
“Let me just explain what was happening: Behind the scenes someone was practicing learning how to use tape and putting text on tape. So they were writing random things, not seriously, and this comment came up.
“So I apologize if I saw that and was insulted as a Manchester United fan. But it was definitely a mistake and it shouldn’t have been shown on screen.”
United have had a tough season, finishing sixth in the table with 58 points – their lowest level in the Premier League era.