Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 07:10 IST
Gary Lineker stated the BBC’s tv protection of the FA Cup conflict between Wolves and Liverpool had been sabotaged after loud pornographic noises have been heard in the course of the build-up to Tuesday’s match.
BBC presenter Lineker was discussing the third-round replay in a studio at Molineux alongside pundits Paul Ince and Danny Murphy when audible wailing broke out within the background.
Former Tottenham star Lineker was clearly startled and struggled to not snort as he stated: “Would you cease making these noises, Danny.”
When the sexually charged sounds continued after an interview with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was aired, Lineker cut to colleague and fellow former England striker Alan Shearer in the commentary gantry.
“Somebody’s sending something on someone’s phone, I think. I don’t know whether you heard it at home,” Lineker stated.
Once the match kicked off, Lineker revealed the trigger, tweeting an image of a cell phone and three laughing emojis alongside the phrases: “Well, we discovered this taped to the again of the set. As sabotage goes it was fairly amusing.”
During the half-time analysis, Lineker took the opportunity to make further light of the bizarre incident.
Talking to Ince and Murphy, he said of Liverpool’s opening goal: “Harvey Elliott’s goal was a screamer… which was not the only one we’ve had tonight.”
The stunt didn’t go unnoticed by viewers because the incident was extensively shared on social media.
A BBC spokesperson stated on Twitter: “We apologise to any viewers offended in the course of the dwell protection of the soccer this night. We are investigating how this occurred.”
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