“Manchester United Is Rubbish” Ticker Update Leads to Absurd Apology

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Sports Illustrated

By Jimmy Traina A BBC anchor offered a detailed apology after a trainee sent out the soccer message. 1. We all know soccer is serious business in England, so it’s not totally surprising that an innocent mistake would turn into a code red for Britain’s top broadcaster. It also doesn’t make this entire saga less absurd. During coverage of the French Open earlier today, the BBC’s news crawl at the bottom of the screen flashed to a simple message: “Manchester United are rubbish.” Clearly, this was not the typical update that you’d see on any scroll. A little later, the BBC had an anchor person rea…

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