BBC issues apology after FA Cup show on Wolves vs Liverpool was disrupted by ‘sexual noises’ from hidden phone
In a major embarrassment for BBC, viewers were stunned to hear a “sexual noise” in the background during the live coverage of a prestigious football match on the leading TV channel.
What the hell is happening to the audio during the BBC’s live coverage of the FA Cup? pic.twitter.com/P4YFfm2VF0
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 17, 2023
In what has turned out to be an act of sabotage, ‘sexual noise’ was heard when former England football great Gary Lineker was presenting the third-round replay between Wolves and Liverpool.
Social media was flooded with messages over the scandalous happening.
It was later found out that the noise was emanating from a mobile phone that Linekar said was taped to the back of the set.
BBC issued a statement saying: “We apologise to any viewers offended during the live coverage of the football this evening.”
After the match started, Linekar tweeted the picture of a phone that was taped to the back of his chair. He wrote: “Well, we found this taped to the back of the set. As sabotage goes it was quite amusing.”
An investigation has been launched to catch the culprit.