中英對照讀新聞》BBC apologises for ’Manchester United are rubbish’ headline on ticker英國廣播公司為標題新聞跑馬燈顯示「曼聯隊是垃圾」而道歉
The BBC has apologised to viewers after the headline "Manchester United are rubbish" appeared on its ticker during a television news broadcast on Tuesday.
The headline appeared on the bottom of the screen during a report on the French Open tennis championship.
TV critic and broadcaster Scott Bryan, who works for the BBC, noticed the gaffe and posted a clip on Twitter which immediately went viral.
BBC presenter Annita McVeigh later issued the apology on air and explained that the headline was written when someone was learning how to use the ticker.
"Some of you may have noticed something pretty unusual on the ticker that runs along the bottom of the screen with news making a comment about Manchester United. I hope that Manchester United fans weren’t offended by it," she said.
"Let me just explain what was happening: behind the scenes someone was training to learn how to use the ticker and to put text on the ticker. So they were just writing random things, not in earnest, and that comment appeared.
on air ：介係詞片語，正在播出、直播。例句：Julie is on air now, presenting the weather forecast.（朱莉正在直播，播報天氣預報。）on-air為形容詞，指直播的、正在播出的。
in earnest：認真地、正經地。例句：We thought he was joking at first, but then we realized that he was in earnest.（我們起初以為他在開玩笑，但之後才發現他是認真地。）