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BBC Says Sorry For Calling A Welsh Rugby Player "Jake Ballsack"

Ahhh, well this is awkward.

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The BBC made a rather unfortunate gaffe at the weekend when announcing the line-up for the rugby union autumn international between Wales and Australia.

Welsh lock Jake Ball was named in the Welsh starting XV for the game in Cardiff on Saturday.
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Welsh lock Jake Ball was named in the Welsh starting XV for the game in Cardiff on Saturday.

But unfortunately the BBC misprinted his name on its website...

Haha spot the error @BBCSport @BBCWalesSport ...I'll give you a clue - he plays second row for us!! 😂

Jamie Roberts@JamiehuwrobertsFollow

Haha spot the error @BBCSport @BBCWalesSport ...I'll give you a clue - he plays second row for us!!

6:28 PM - 07 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In case you missed it:

The mistake was pointed out by Ball's Welsh teammate Jamie Roberts.
BBC

The mistake was pointed out by Ball's Welsh teammate Jamie Roberts.

Ball was, unsurprisingly, a bit miffed at the mistake.

Cheers @BBCSport think the name BALLSACK is going to haunt me for the rest of my days lol

Jake Ball@Jake_Ball4Follow

Cheers @BBCSport think the name BALLSACK is going to haunt me for the rest of my days lol

1:38 PM - 10 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the BBC has said sorry for the mistake.

A spokeswoman told WalesOnline that the article was amended as soon as it was spotted.She added: "'We are investigating how this error occurred and the piece was amended as soon as it was spotted. We apologise for any offence that may have been caused."
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A spokeswoman told WalesOnline that the article was amended as soon as it was spotted.

She added: "'We are investigating how this error occurred and the piece was amended as soon as it was spotted. We apologise for any offence that may have been caused."

To make matters worse, Wales went on to lose the game 28–33.

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