MOTD subtitle error leaves BBC red-faced

Image copyright Paul Dark brown
Image caption Football writer Paul Brown messaged a screen grab of the problem subtitle

An “unfortunate error” within subtitling led to Newcastle United becoming labelled “black and white scum” during the BBC’s Match of the Day two programme.

Commentator Man Mowbray said Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge had scored five goals contrary to the black and whites.

But software confused the word “comma”, spoken by a subtitler, and put “scum” into the on-screen text.

The BBC said the particular error was spotted and fixed immediately.

It was observed by football writer Paul Dark brown, who tweeted a screenshot through the show on Sunday night, stating “MOTD2 subtitler evidently not a Newcastle fan. ”

During the commentary Guy Mowbray said: “Sturridge has scored in all four associated with his previous Premier League begins at Newcastle. For the Reds contrary to the black and whites, he features five goals in five looks. ”

Football commentary is re-voiced for subtitles by someone termed as a “respeaker”.

The BBC spokeswoman said: “Our reside subtitling service is normally very precise and makes our content a lot more accessible, but there are times when unfortunate mistakes occur.

“On this particular occasion the error was noticed and corrected immediately. ”

The Magpies went on in order to draw 1-1 in the Premier League house game .