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Official BBC Statement explains why they called Newcastle United ‘scum’

3 years ago

We are all aware that the media generally don’t have the highest opinion, or give the best portrayal, of the club and/or Newcastle fans.

However, a new low was reached on Sunday night by the BBC.

Match of The Day 2 declaring ‘black and white scum’ as they covered the Newcastle v Liverpool game.

If you were using subtitles, then this appeared on your TV screen:

“And for the reds against the black and white scum he boasts five.”

The BBC now releasing the following statement to explain:

“Our live subtitling service is normally very accurate and makes our content much more accessible, but there are times when unfortunate errors occur.

“On this occasion, the error was spotted and corrected immediately.”

However, it wasn’t corrected before Author and Newcastle fan Paul Brown captured this image:

For those watching with the sound on, they heard MOTD 2 commentator Guy Mowbray talking about Daniel Sturridge and his goals record against Newcastle.

Mowbray saying: ‘Sturridge has scored in all four of his previous Premier League starts at Newcastle. For the Reds against the team in black and white, he boasts five goals in five appearances’.

The BBC state of the art software adding the word ‘scum’ inadvertently for those reading the subtitles.


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