Nigel Owens Responds To BBC’s Massive Subtitle Blunder

Mistakes happen

Referee Nigel Owens has responded to BBC’s rather unfortunate subtitles error during the Scotland and England Six Nations game on Saturday evening.

With 65 minutes on the clock, referee Owens handed England flanker Sam Underhill a yellow card for a dangerous no arms hit. But the subtitle explanation of the decision, captured in the screenshot, read:

“Yellow card. Nigel Owens is a gay penalty and yellow card.”

Very strange, especially considering Owens is indeed openly gay. BBC however, then quickly corrected it to read:

“Nigel Owens is saying penalty and yellow card.”

BBC today came out and said  it happened because of an error with their voice recognition software. And now Owens has responded to the whole thing in typical fashion.

“I must say I had a giggle when I saw this. I thought bloody hell this voice recognition is good. Shame it wasn’t about 25yrs ago it would have helped me find out who I truly was sooner then. Mistakes happen so no worries at all on my behalf BBC it actually made me smile.” Owens said on Twitter