The headline appeared on the screen during a news report about the French tennis tournament Roland Garros.
“Behind the scenes someone was training to learn how to use the ticker and put text on the ticker,” BBC presenter Annita McVeigh later explained the mistake made.
A news bar at the bottom of the screen on television broadcasts is called a ‘ticker’.
McVeigh: “They wrote random stuff, not seriously, and that comment came up. So apologies if you saw that and as a Manchester United fan you were offended. It was really a mistake and it wasn’t supposed to appear on screen .”
Lineker is joking
Manchester United, the new club of coach Erik ten Hag, had a disappointing season in the English Premier League and finished in sixth place.
The Red Devils will therefore play in the Europa League next season. It generates laughter on the other side of the Channel. For example, see the following tweet from former professional footballer and football presenter Gary Lineker, also of the BBC. He winks at the ticker error.
Source: RTL Nieuws by www.rtlnieuws.nl.
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