BBC address Newcastle 'black and white scum' subtitle

Scum again? BBC left red-faced after Toon taunt			
				 
   by Matthew Nash 
  Published

Scum again? BBC left red-faced after Toon taunt by Matthew Nash Published

As the 1-1 draw was being shown, commentator Guy Mowbray could be heard discussing Reds striker Daniel Sturridge, who was starting in place of Roberto Firmino, and his fine goalscoring record at St James' Park, where he has scored five goals in five games against Newcastle. "For the Reds against the team in black and white, he boasts five goals in five appearances" the BBC's subtitles read a lot differently and appear to have been written by a Sunderland fan.

But the subtitles flashed something else up, referring to Newcastle as "the black and white scum".

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

You can imagine the jokes, most of which centred around Brown's line of thinking, the subtitler "evidently" not being a Newcastle fan.

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.

The Spanish forward deflected the ball into the back of the Liverpool net after Joel Matip tackled the ball out of his feet, unfortunately rebounding it off his shins in the process.

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