Euro 2016: BBC Wales Get Caught Out By Their Own Running Joke After Gareth McAuley Notches Decisive Own-Goal

Chris Wright

25th, June 2016


As you may have noticed, the official BBC Wales Twitter account have been diligently keeping a running gag going for the duration of Euro 2016 so far.

Starting with BBC Bale, the account profile has been changed to display the name of the last player to score for Wales.

Unfortunately, following Wales’ narrow 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in the last 16 this afternoon, BBC Wales were forced to change their name again accordingly or risk losing all semblance of their journalistic integrity.

Indeed, Gareth McAuley’s unfortunate own-goal left their official Twitter account looking like this…


Image: BBC Cymru/Twitter

At least they stuck to their guns, eh?

Well, they did for a few minutes anyway, until the name was changed once again in a bid to spare McAuley’s blushes…


Finished chaps? Things are starting to get a bit confusing.

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