Is this a daring hoax or a malicious act? The presentation of the 32nd final match of FA Cup between Wolverhampton and Liverpool on the BBC was disrupted on Tuesday by sounds clearly coming from a pornographic film aired on the set. As former international striker Gary Lineker questioned two consultants, Paul Ince and Danny Murphy, about the upcoming game, female moans as loud as they were explicitly sexual arose on set.
“Can you stop making that noise, Danny?” “, first launched Lineker to his interlocutor, taking the thing lightly and barely containing his hilarity. The rumors continuing after a pre-match interview with Jurgen Klopp, Reds coach Lineker gave the floor to another former player, Alan Shearer, in the much more subdued commentary booth. “Somebody sends something to somebody’s phone, I don’t know if you hear it at home,” Lineker continued.
“Rather funny as sabotage”
But a few minutes after the start of the game, the presenter posted on his Twitter account a photo of a mobile phone with three hilarious emojis and the caption: “Well, we found this taped to the back of the decor. Rather funny as sabotage”.
The episode caused a lot of laughs on social networks, but much less the very serious and sometimes austere BBC, which presented in a press release its “apologies if any spectators may have been offended” by the noises. “We are investigating to find out what happened,” she added.