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BBC corrects Platinum Party at the Palace footage after using wrong flag, The Manc

BBC corrects Platinum Party at the Palace footage after using wrong flag

The BBC has issued a correction to its Platinum Party at the Palace footage on iPlayer.

The broadcaster had to apologise after viewers pointed out the wrong flag had been used in a video montage over the Jubilee weekend.

Against a backdrop of Buckingham Palace, a huge screen mistakenly showed the Irish tricolour flag to represent Northern Ireland.

The mishap took place during rapper-comedian Doc Brown’s spoken word performance, where he delivered a rousing rap about the UK’s sporting prowess.

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BBC corrects Platinum Party at the Palace footage after using wrong flag, The Manc
The BBC has issued a correction to its Platinum Party at the Palace footage on iPlayer. Credit: BBC

One person pointed out: “Just for next time @BBC this is not the flag of Northern Ireland.”

Someone else asked: “How does a fundamental mistake like this make it through without anyone spotting the issue..?”

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.”

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Northern Ireland does not have its own official flag, though the Ulster Banner is unofficially known as the Flag of Northern Ireland.

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The correction added to the Platinum Party at the Palace video on iPlayer states: “This programme is subject to a correction. During Doc Brown’s performance, the Republic of Ireland flag was inadvertently used to represent Northern Ireland.”

Doc Brown’s rap at the time of the incident included the lines: “But see those three lions you know what they do to me, I see them standing for strength love and unity.

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“Same with the red dragon shamrock and thistle, white black and brown we unite at the whistle.”

Featured image: BBC

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