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BBC left embarrassed after huge subtitling error is broadcast

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It's safe to say that Match of the Day 2 wasn't doing its best to endear itself to Newcastle fans yesterday.

First of all, their game against Liverpool was the last to be covered after Arsenal's win over Brighton, and Burnley's shock victory away at Everton.

However, they made matters worse with an error that's sure to leave some questions being asked.

The incident has left the BBC looking red-faced, as the mistake was beamed across the country during Sunday night's highlight show.

While commentator Guy Mowbray was discussing Daniel Sturridge's outstanding record against Newcastle at St. James' Park, the subtitles said something completely different.

"Sturridge has scored in all four of his previous Premier League starts at Newcastle. For the Reds against the team in black and white, he boasts five goals in five appearances," he informed the viewers.

But the subtitles of the comment had the potential to cause a storm, as they referred to the Magpies as 'black and white scum'.


The phrase was coined by Sunderland fans, Newcastle's arch-rivals, and they are sure to have enjoyed it being broadcast to the nation.

It isn't clear whether it was down to human error, though it is more likely to be a computer fault, with most live programmes using technology to cover the subtitles.

Rafa Benitez's side went on to draw the game against his former club Liverpool, where he won the Champions League famously in Istanbul in 2005.

Spanish striker Joselu earned the Tyneside men a point, cancelling out Philippe Coutinho's stunning opener.

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