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Relentless Swearing Forces BBC To Broadcast Scottish Premier League Game After The Watershed

By Chris Wright

Soccer - Scottish Premiership - St Mirren v Aberdeen - St Mirren Park

“Oi ref, you flippin’ pudding! Something awry with your eye-sight or something, you big bloomin’ wally britches?”

…and other such coarse language to that effect saw the BBC forced into delaying the broadcast of Saturday’s SPL game between Ross County and St Mirren by five hours after it was deemed unsuitable to go out before the watershed.

Due to the relentless offensive language being picked up on the pitch-side microphones from the crowd, the live broadcast of the game (which kicked off at 5:30pm) was taken off air by BBC ALBA (the Beeb’s Gaelic language channel), who then cleaned up the audio as much as possible before restarting the broadcast at 10:55pm.

A spokeswoman for the BBC insisted that the channel had no other choice as, “in compliance with the rules set by Ofcom, no programme that carries offensive language can be broadcast pre-watershed”.

Seeing as though there was only around 3,000 supporters in attendance at the Global Energy Stadium (or Victoria Park for the traditionalists out there) for the game, that’s no mean feat!

(Via Anorak)

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By Chris on February 24th, 2014 in FAIL, Funnies, Hardmen, Media, Newsnow, Scottish football. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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3 Responses to “Relentless Swearing Forces BBC To Broadcast Scottish Premier League Game After The Watershed”

  1. Tom the bees fan says:

    when theres a small crowd it is easier to be heard
    that’s why being at a lower league game can be fun,you know if you shout at the manager from the other side of the pitch he can hear you.

  2. Jarren says:

    I always thought there was a 5-second delay or something, to give the director a quick chance to dub any tasty language?

    I mean, live is supposed to be live yeah, but nobody will know a 5 or 10 second lag from the sofa.

    To be honest I thought that was the norm with all live television, in case anything crazy happened.

  3. Neil says:

    “the live broadcast of the game (which kicked off at 5:30pm)” It was a 3pm kick off. It wasn’t live, BBC Alba were showing it as delayed coverage as they do every week with a Scottish Premiership match.

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