It seems the BBC have made a bit of an error in judgement with their latest piece of promotional work for the Six Nations.
Posted on BBC Wales’ social media accounts on Wednesday evening, the advert in question showed several Welsh fans being asked the question; what’s good about England?
In response, a puzzled expression spread across the faces of each and every fan questioned as they sat there in confused silence, searching for an answer.
Obviously made in attempt to wind up English supporters, it seems BBC Wales crossed the line for far too many and the video was removed on Thursday. Having been initially reported on by Wales Online, the Welsh publication also claim that the BBC have asked that no one circulate the video itself now that it has been removed.
Check out some of the furious reaction to the advert below;
oh. well done, borderline racism is ok now is it?! #pathetic😡
— clwyd (@CClwyd) February 8, 2017
dreadful, lazy advert!
— John Williams (@gjw75) February 8, 2017
Whose idea was this? Beyond embarrassing, and as an English person living in Wales who has worked for BBC Wales, offensive
— Jon Pountney (@JonPountney1) February 8, 2017
as a Welshman this trailer is an embarrassment. Not funny and not banter.
— Mark D (@Atticus_75) February 8, 2017
more parochial rubbish. Who exactly is this supposed to cater for?
— Ryan Price (@davesparade) February 8, 2017
Absolutely shocking advert. Hold your heads in shame.
— Kai Owen (@KaiKaiOwen) February 9, 2017
For those keen to check out the advert in question, it can be seen here.
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