Saturday, 23 January 2010

Football Focus puts the cunt in Scunthorpe

The BBC's Football Focus must have been rubbing its hands with glee ahead of today's show. Arguably the smallest team in the Championship, Scunthorpe United, will tackle the silky majesty of Roberto Mancini and his Manchester City team tomorrow in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ex Bangor City manager-turned-physio-turned-manager-again Nigel Adkins will lock horns with his more illustrious Italian counterpart in a David vs Goliath clash, blah blah isn't the FA Cup romantic blah blah.

"Who needs Mourinhoooh, we've got out physioooh."

Someone at the BBC's graphics department clearly had enough of this false romanticism and decided to bring up that age-old question live on air: who put the cunt in Scunthorpe?

Not in a spoken way, that wouldn't have been allowed. Instead, Dan Walker introduced the build-up to the tie by sitting in front of a huge Scunthorpe United logo. It is designed in a way that its four most elevated letters are C, U, N and T.

There it was, the most offensive word in the English language, being blatantly broadcast for about 20 seconds on Saturday lunchtime TV. Brilliant.

Pic credit: Tazzy Kitten

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