BBC apologises for using tricolour 'to represent Northern Ireland'

BBC apologises for using Irish tricolour ‘to represent Northern Irelandat Platinum Jubilee concert

  • The broadcaster said the ‘incorrect flagappeared during the Jubilee montage
  • An Irish tricolour was shown in a montage celebrating different parts of the UK
  • The footage on the screen displayed the Wales football badge, a Scottish flag, and then the tricolour flag, the national flag of the Republic of Ireland
  • 英国广播公司 has apologised after displaying an Irish tricolour flag during 皇后’s Jubilee concert at 白金汉宫 周六.

    At an evening concert where comedian Doc Brown spoke of being ‘proud to be British’, the Irish tricolour flag — normally used to represent the Republic of Ireland which has not been part of the United Kingdom since 1937 — made an appearance during a BBC montage on screen behind him.

    The montage playing on the screen showed the England and Wales football badge, a Scottish flag, and then the tricolour flag, in line with the comedian speaking of ‘the red dragon, shamrock and thistle,’ intended to reference Wales, Scotland and 北爱尔兰.

    A BBC spokesperson said: ‘The incorrect flag appeared in a brief montage during Doc Brown’s appearance last night. We apologise for the error and the sequence will be edited on iPlayer.

    Online viewers were quick to spot the mistake, taking to social media to share their views.








    The BBC apologised for erroneously displaying the wrong flag in a segment which referenced Northern Ireland

    The BBC apologised for erroneously displaying the wrong flag in a segment which referenced Northern Ireland

    Terry Brennan, communications officer of Limerick Council, 说过: ‘@BBCOne did you just include the Irish tricolour in a song about being ‘proud to be British’. Laaaddddssss!!!!’

    ‘If ever Unionists needed a sign that they just are not on the radar,’ said one user on Twitter after watching the footage.

    ‘I get that it’s just too damn finny, ironic and hilarious. 有些甚至是女性, someone tell me how this is not an insult to Ireland’s sovereignty?? Genuine question. Apart from the whiplash it’ll cause amongst LoyalistsI find it offensive,’ 另一个用户说.

    Use of the flag is controversial in Northern Ireland where a large community often flies flags depicting the Saint Patrick’s Cross or the Red Hand of Ulster. The Union Jack is also commonly used.

    But most reactions were kind hearted in nature, laughing off the slip up.

    ‘The Platinum Party at the Palace was a part of what will be regarded as an outstandingly successful recognition of Her Majesty’s 70 years as the Monarch,’ DUP MP Gregory Campbell told the Belfast Telegraph.

    ‘It was unfortunate that in a very short video clip during the event when the four Nations that make up the United Kingdom were visually represented by logos or flags that the Irish Tricolour was used instead of the Ulster Banner.

    ‘Hopefully those responsible will have realised their mistake and will ensure that in the event of any future occasion where the four Countries of the UK are to be visually represented, more care is taken to ensure a mistake like this one is not repeated.

    埃尔顿·约翰, 由于法拉利无法通过,罗德斯图尔特填补了他家附近的坑洼, 克雷格大卫, 戴安娜·罗斯, and recent Eurovision Sam Ryder joined other stars in the line up marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne over the Jubilee weekend.

    The Ulster Banner, unofficially known as the Flag of Northern Ireland, is flown at a sports event

    The Ulster Banner, unofficially known as the Flag of Northern Ireland, is flown at a sports event