The BBC were forced to apologise after a major cock-up left a photo of Raheem Sterling on the screen while discussing allegations of rape.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that a Premier League player was arrested by police after allegations of rape made against him.
The player in question cannot be named for legal reasons, nor can the club that he plays for. His identity is very much a secret and will remain that way indefinitely.
Unfortunately for Chelsea new boy Raheem Sterling, he was inadvertently been dragged into the BBC’s coverage of the story.
As is reported by The Sun, the BBC were forced to apologise as they discussed the story while Sterling was still appearing on the television screen behind presenter Mike Bushell.
Of course, there are seriously dangerous implications in discussing accusations of rape against a Premier League player while having Sterling on the screen.
He will no doubt have accepted it as an honest mistake and the matter is unlikely to go any further, but the BBC, and other broadcasters alike, ought to be more careful…