BBC Apologize To Newcastle For Unfortunate Error – Sunderland Fans Involved?


What has Newcastle United ver done to the BBC?

On a broadcast of the game yesterday, the subtitles showed Newcastle United being called “black and white scum” in subtitles broadcast on Match of the Day 2.

Give me a break.

Football writer Paul Brown spotted the gaffe and tweeted a screenshot of the phrase from Sunday night’s show – good for him.

The explanation from BBC was that commentator Guy Mowbray was talking about Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge’s excellent form against Newcastle and that he had scored five goals against us.

But according to the BBC the subtitling software was the culprit and misunderstood the word “comma”.

Yeah – right.

In place of the comma, they inserted the word “scum” into the text which was displayed on the screen.

OK, can we please have the Sunderland fans who were responsible for this stand-up and admit they did it – and how they did it.

🙂

A BBC spokeswoman tried their best to try to explain the embarrassing error:

“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.”

Maybe Newcastle can sue the BBC for a few million pounds, and we could use that money to buy some good players?

But we suspect Sunderland fans were involved ……. somehow.

🙂

Comments welcome.



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118 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 2, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Shenanigans from the mackems.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Have they said more which Ed hasn’t included?

    I don’t see an apology.

    1
  • Ben Afri

    Oct 2, 2017 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #3

    is it just me or does anyone else feel that if it was a Sunderland prank, cudos to whoever managed to pull it off?

    8
  • Markaccus

    Oct 2, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #4

    I actually find this funny. Lets be honest, anyone with a sense of humor would enjoy this happening to any other club. There are far worse things happening in the world than somebody sneaking some footy banter onto the bbc subtitles. If, on the other hand, they were actually trying to cause something serious, then they are very sad. I’d like to think the former is true.

    4
  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #5
  • cyprus

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Hats off to the Sunderland fun, to infiltrate (or work for?) the BBC 🙂

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Ron Knee, from earlier.

    May well be racist, you’d better check with the blog PC brigade!
    I put the word ‘gorilla’ in inverted commas, quoting one of the right-on crew!
    Obviously aware of the Ross Barkley incident, recently!

    Seemed very odd to me that said blogger was making fun of others, when a simple internet search, along with JIB’s link confirmed the man was her husband!!!
    { lesh

    Oct 2, 2017 at 1:43 AM
    Comment #34
    ‘Oh, that Amanda Staveley was at the match to witness it all. Who was the gorilla that was wearing the cap she was with? C’mon, own up….’

    Considering the hour, was maybe partaking of some alcohol??

    6
  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve been beating the drum, tried to stop!
    But, considering certain bloggers are always so quick to criticise certain, other bloggers, whilst some also actually do the very same thing, themselves – ‘the faux outrage crew’/’human centipede’
    well, you get it!
    I hear the sound of distant drums! LOL!

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #9

    BTW, ‘C’mon’ – I must not be cool?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Ok who’s wound Toontaff up. C’mon, own up 😆

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Keep banging that drum Toontaff mate 😉

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t forget to heart your own posts

    4
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    So was this Amanda at St. James yesterday just to watch her beloved skip rats or was she there on business??

    I hope it’s the latter!

    7
  • hibbit

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #14

    now you’ve done it Ron !!!! LOL

    4
  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Me, earlier : ‘Glad the appearance of the blond lass with the ‘gorilla’ by her side – her husband!!!! tut, tut – means there are some financials and conspiracies to discuss, to keep the place ticking over.’ – maybe, too subtle, but the ” and the tut tut should have been a giveaway.
    Tut, tut, Jeremy would be horrified! As would fellow remoaners! Tuttut!!

    4
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #16

    What’s Ron done????????

    Have I missed summat???????

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Shirebrook, man, banging the drum, hearting posts, PC policing the blog!!! Worn oot! I am p**ing myself, really, just toying with ’em!
    No offence, intended, Ron. Saw you meant well, keeping me on the straight and narrow!!
    BTW, tried your match link and yes, again it’s blocked by Virgin – they’ve blocked all PL links, this season, the gits! The Virgin tv package does have Sky channels, so guess they’re working together.

    1
  • Thump

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #18

    1.) A Sunderland fan could not possibly be responsible for this because it implies a level of literacy, as well as gainful employment.
    2.) We have the subtitles on at work quite a bit, and the buggers are never right, so obviously the BBC are talking about software they don’t use.

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  • Thump

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #19

    @toontaff: Tor Browser is a shout for any blocked links. There’s a load of security concerns in there, but it’ll do the job.

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    No, no, Shire- Ron picked up my ‘gorilla’ quotation, description made by Lesh about our prospective future boss’s husband!!!!!!!, in the early hours!
    Calling Mike a fat, cockney bar steward’s one thing…………. l’ve reported him to the disciplinary panel!

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #21

    As you can see, Shire, brought in my ………erherm……… the other Toontaffs, to heart the odd comment, to throw Tsunki off the trail! 😆
    I keep saying I’ll stop, but that drum sounds so sweet!

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #22

    toontaff

    I didn’t realise you were quoting another poster. I apologise. So you’re saying lesh was the culprit?

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Taff
    Who’s on the disciplinary panel?

    3
  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Hibbit ~ LOL!
    I’m doing a panto – Sanctimonious Mad Blogger. 😆

    3
  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Shire – We need some harsh disciplinarians!

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Ron
    a pardon has been granted your forgiven

    4
  • toontaff2

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Bladeuser, Hitman and the 3 Matchday Amigos? 💡
    Make him sit through 3 matches, with them commentating.

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #28

    All sh1ts n giggles, til someone giggles and sh1ts 😆

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #29

    hibbit

    Phew!

    2
  • hibbit

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #30

    taff

    i think the 3 Amigos would be sufficient punishment it’s only his first offence

    2
  • Reilly

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #31

    toontaff opera browser has a built in vpn.

    1
  • hibbit

    Oct 2, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Ron
    i did warn you !!!!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #33

    And who might be the 3 amigos?

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  • Ben Afri

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus and cyprus

    Both of you clearly have a good sense of humour! Nice to have some lighthearted posts on a Monday

    0
  • martoon

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #35

    I think it was a genuine mistake but if makems were behind it then I take my hat off to them for a brilliant hack.

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Ben Afri
    They don’t have a sense of humour
    They drink too much in the afternoon
    😀

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #37

    BTW
    It could also have been a bindipper hack !

    1
  • The blogger formally known as OP

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #38

    If it had said “future champions” instead of “scum” i’m damn sure a Nufc fan would have got the blame.

    Canny funny, fair play to the smb who orchestrated it

    1
  • The blogger formally known as OP

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Has that Amanda lassie spent the day playing super market sweep in SD?

    0
  • beermonkey

    Oct 2, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #40

    hibbit

    nice to see your posting under the right name
    sorry i will try and let it go now

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