Foul Language of Arsenal Fans Forces BT Sport to Ditch Post-Match Fan Interviews

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15:  Fans walk past the ground prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on April 15, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 6, 2014

BT Sport were just trying to bring the feel of the stadium to their coverage, but bad language used by Arsenal fans outside the Emirates has prompted the broadcaster to ditch live post-match interviews with supporters.

Warning: Some language NSFW

This, as per the Guardian's John Plunkett:

Presenter Jake Humphrey had to apologise to viewers after eight clearly audible instances of the word "f-----g" were broadcast as he attempted to discuss Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool on 16 February this year.

Ofcom, who regulate the UK media, want to speak to BT Sport about the incident, but the network hope to satisfy them by not going to fans live after games in the future.

BT Sport will continue to interview supporters before games, however, where they feel there is much less danger of worked-up individuals letting their passion get the better of them.


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