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BBC “Villa scarf” sub-title gaffe

The BBC has apologised to the former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis after a subtitler mistakenly linked him with Hezbollah.

“Great to see Doug Ellis here in his Villa scarf,” said the Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson. However, those words were somehow misinterpreted by the subtitler and the sentence, “Great to see Doug Ellis here with Hezbollah” appeared on screen.

Our subtitle would have read “Shame a man of Doug Ellis’s standing isn’t wearing a Savile Rogue

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