BBC apologises after ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ appears on ticker

Line appeared on news channel during morning updateChannel says trainee had been learning behind scenesThe BBC has apologised after a message appeared on screen “Manchester United are rubbish”.The line popped up on the BBC News ticker at the bottom of the screen during a tennis update on the 9am to 10am broadcast. Later in the morning, the presenter Annita McVeigh apologised to any Manchester United fans who may have been offended, saying the mistake had occurred as someone was learning how to operate the ticker and was “writing random things not in earnest”. Another message “Weather rain everywhere” also appeared on the ticker.