The BBC is apologizing for sexist pranks broadcast live during a football match
The BBC has apologized after the audio of a pornographic recording was played during its FA Cup football match on Tuesday.
As groans could be heard on set, one of the hosts tried to explain the situation. “I think somebody sends something to somebody’s phone. I don’t know if you heard it at home,” said Gary Lineker.
The audio was revealed to be from a mobile device, which was recorded on the back of a broadcast kit, which appeared to be a prank.
Lineker tweeted: “We found this taped to the back of the kit. As far as sabotage goes, it’s been a lot of fun.”
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The BBC’s press office tweeted in response to the incident: “We apologize to all viewers who were offended by our live football coverage tonight. We are investigating how this happened.”
The story drew mixed reactions on Twitter.
“Looks like someone scored, as someone else said,” James Bembridge, deputy editor of Country Squire UK, wrote on Twitter.
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The Guardian’s Josh Halliday praised the presenters for carrying on with the show despite the embarrassing hiatus.
“It doesn’t appear to be a one-off prank… BBC Sport’s news is interrupted again and again. Gary Lineker, Danny Murphy and Paul Ince are doing a good job of keeping the show going (mostly with straight faces),” he said. he tweeted.
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The British Broadcasting Corporation is the UK’s national broadcaster. It is financed by the state.
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