BBC accidentally shows X-Rated sign during FA Cup clash between Wrexham and Sheff Utd before being forced to cut away
BBC bosses were embarrassed after airing an X-rated sign during Wrexham’s FA Cup clash with Sheffield United.
Wrexham were denied a famous win at the Racecourse Ground on Sunday when John Egan’s injury-time equalizer saved a 3-3 draw for the second division side.
But while the Welsh Minnows managed to score three goals on the pitch, it was in the stands where perhaps the greatest creativity emerged.
A Wrexham fan had brought a homemade FA Cup to hold up in the crowd.
And BBC coverage took the opportunity to see the fake cutlery after 27 minutes of play.
Unfortunately for the broadcasters, they didn’t notice a flap in the middle of the trophy.
As soon as it appeared on screen, the supporter lifted the cover to reveal the words: “F*** The Tories”.
Wrexham is no stranger to the phrase after striker Paul Mullin put it in his boots in October last year.
The club quickly banned him from wearing the custom-made shoes and were forced to issue a statement on the matter.
It read: “The club can confirm that the boots unveiled by Paul Mullin on social media will not be worn tonight or at any other Wrexham AFC match and that the photographs taken at the racecourse site were taken without our knowledge or consent.
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“For the record, the photos should not have been taken had we known and the issue is being handled privately by the club.
“The club has taken a neutral position on many issues with a political dimension and intends to continue doing so in the future.
“The club also recognizes that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, whether staff or supporters, but would also like to stress that an individual opinion cannot be attributed fairly, like the opinion of everyone or the club itself.
“There is no more prominent example of this than the fact that the MP for the constituency where the club is located is a Conservative seat.
“Following this unwelcome distraction, the club hope that the focus remains on our goals of moving up the pitch and deriving community benefit from it, in which Paul Mullin will continue to play a significant role.”
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