BBC Scotland have made a public apology to James Traynor but refused to comment on using a Fake News interview from Sky Sports to accuse the Celtic support of racism.
On Monday’s Sportsound programme the state broadcaster started off with a feature to get Leigh Griffiths cited by the SFA for an incident involving the Celtic striker against Hamilton the previous day.
After that host Kenny MacIntyre turned to claims from Sky Sports that Alfredo Morelos had suffered racist abuse at Celtic Park at the end of December.
Various translations have shown the inaccuracies of the words and sub-titles used by Sky Sports, late this afternoon Celtic requested an explanation from the broadcaster who have now removed the interview which was played repeatedly on Sky Sports News throughout Monday.
Leading Sportsound tonight host MacIntyre said:
Before we get started on tonight’s topics we apologise to James Traynor for the discussion on Sportsound last night, it was not fair and balanced and he did not have the opportunity to respond.
On this occasion we did not adhere to our editorial values and standards and have reminded those concerned of their responsibilities to follow the guidelines while working for the BBC.
After that it was onto tonight’s topics or rather Leigh Griffiths with ‘experts’ James McFadden and Derek Ferguson explaining why the Celtic striker should have been sent off at Hamilton.
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