Tuesday 24 May 2022 01:46 PM BBC blames trainee as news ticker says 'Manchester United are rubbish' and ... trends now
The BBC has apologised after the ticker on its news channel informed viewers 'Manchester United are rubbish' and there is 'weather rain everywhere' this morning.
People watching the BBC News channel at around 9.35am could be forgiven for thinking they were misreading the scrolling news banner at the bottom of the screen.
But two hours later a red-faced presenter was forced to apologise and blamed the words on a trainee who was being taught how to use the ticker.
Despite the potential for causing upset, delighted social media users praised the BBC for being 'fair and accurate' in its representation of Manchester United.
The words appeared on the screen at 9.35am while during this morning's sports bulletin.
The words 'Manchester United are rubbish' flashed up on the BBC News ticker at 9.35am this morning
These were followed by the words 'Weather rain everywhere', prompting confusion on social media
While reports from the tennis action at the French Open were being shown on the screen, the words 'Manchester United are rubbish' appeared at the bottom of the screen.
This was quickly followed by the phrase 'Weather rain everywhere', leading to confusion among keen-eyed viewers.
The club has had a poor season by its high standards, finishing sixth in the Premier League, with a goal difference of zero and closer on points to the relegation zone than to rivals Manchester City, who won the title.
Just over two hours later BBC News presenter Annita Mcveigh apologised for the error and any