BBC apologizes after live broadcast sabotaged by X-rated Brazilian meme

Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer appear live on BBC Sport’s coverage of an FA Cup football match.
The BBC Sport hosts struggled to remain composed while audio from a Brazillian meme played repeatidly from a concealed mobile device in the studio. | Image: BBC Sport

BBC Sport’s coverage of an FA Cup soccer match was interrupted yesterday after distorted audio from a porn video was played during a live broadcast. Studio staff were initially unable to locate the source of the noise, which started shortly after the show began and played repeatedly for around 15 minutes.

Host Gary Lineker speculated while on air that “Somebody’s sending something on someone’s phone, I think.” While disrupted, the hosts appeared in good spirits during the show, with Lineker later referring to Liverpool’s opening goal as “a screamer … which was not the only one we’ve had tonight.”

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