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BBC apologise for ‘Man United are rubbish’ error

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BBC apologise for Manchester United error.

The BBC have issued an on-air apology after text appeared on a ticker which said ‘Manchester United are rubbish’.

It was explained that this was the work of a trainee who was learning to use the ticker and posted the words inadvertently.

Apology to Man United fans.

“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,” the presenter said.

“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, so they were just writing random things.

“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 appear on the screen.

“That was what happened, we just thought we better explain that to you.”

New era for Man United.

Naturally, the error has been met with sniggers on social media from rival supporters and even from Man United fans, who have largely taken it in good spirits.

Jokes and memes are nothing new for supporters of the Old Trafford club, but if they do have a reason to be hopeful, it’s that they’re about to embark on a fresh start under new manager Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman was unveiled to the media on Monday, and got things off on the right foot by shaking hands with all of the journalists in the front row of the Old Trafford press room.

Man United’s dismal season.

However, he will know that it will only take a few poor results for the rot to set in at a club that has been in free-fall this season.

Amid stories of back-biting, dressing room factions and leaks coming from within the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was replaced by interim manager Ralf Rangnick, with the German failing to fare much better in the second part of the season.

While today’s BBC incident was an error, it will take a lot of work to stop people laughing at Man United on a regular basis.

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