BBC red-faced over subtitles
Apology of the Week: From the BBC . . . “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.”
What went wrong? Well, their subtitles converted Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray’s stat about Daniel Sturridge, during Liverpool’s game against Newcastle, from “. . . for the Reds against the black and whites, he boasts five goals in five appearances” in to “for the Reds against the black and white scum . . .”.
And there was everyone thinking it was a Sunderland fan doing the subtitles, when it was a voice recognition software glitch.
Still, it’ll always be hard to top the subtitles hiccup from a couple of years back that turned “Great to see Doug Ellis here in his Villa scarf” in to “Great to see Doug Ellis here with Hezbollah”.