BBC forced to delete ‘disrespectful’ Ugo Ehiogu tweet



Tom Bassam For live24news

11: 40 BST, 21 April 2017

12: 50 BST, 21 April 2017

The BBC was compelled to delete a tweet about Ugo Ehiogu’s Championship Manager stats right after following accusations of disrespect.

Ehiogu died on Friday morning right after suffering cardiovascular attack at Tottenham’s training ground on Thursday. Ehiogu was rushed to hospital simply by ambulance, but passed away within the early hours of Fri morning at the age associated with just 44.  

Social media had been flooded with posts paying homage to the former England worldwide but an ill-judged post through BBC Sport was removed right after receiving a strong negative response.

This tweet from the BBC Sport account was later deleted after being labelled disrespectful

This tweet through the BBC Sport account had been later deleted after being classed disrespectful



The Corporation’s sports activity handle tweeted: ‘Just look with Ugo Ehiogu’s stats on Tournament Manager 2… What a profession the ex-Aston Villa man had’, with a picture of the particular former defender’s stats within the sport and a link to their own rolling Sportsday blog.

The display screen grab, from Championship Manager two, a favorite football computer game, displays the defenders statistics and rankings from the 1996-97 season.  

He was rated highly for hostility, influence and strength, scoring the particular top mark of 20 within each of those category, whilst his tackling was rated with 18.  

In reality, the opponent had a sterling campaign, actively playing each of the Aston Villa’s 38 Leading League games that season, because they finished fifth in the particular top-flight.  

Former Tottenham Under 23 coach Ehiogu died on Friday after suffering a heart attack

Former Tottenham Under 23 coach Ehiogu passed away on Friday after suffering the heart attack

Twitter users immediately strike back at the insensitive article and requested for it in order to be deleted, which the BBC did shortly after.

One Tweets user, Donald MacCuish wrote: ‘Disrespectful tweet given he died this particular morning, you want to examine his stats from a personal computer game? ‘

Another user asks: ‘BBC is this you’re [sic] concept of showing respect? What next, the clip of him on FIFA? ‘ 

One user simply

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