Respected BBC rugby reporter trolled for live TV mistake
BBC rugby reporter has revealed how keyboard warriors sent messages to her private email account to criticise an honest mistake.
Sonja McLaughlan, who’s been a touchline reporter with the BBC for over 20 years, accidently called Australian captain Michael Hooper by the name of his back-row colleague David Pocock following the 9-6 defeat for Australia.
For those scolding me for making a mistake including messages to my private email, rest assured no one beats themselves up as much as I do myself
— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) November 11, 2018
And McLaughlan, herself revealed on Sunday, messages have been sent to her private email ‘scolding me for making a mistake’.
She then added: “I’m now going out to get drunk,” after opening up about the criticism coming through he private email address.
The rugby famuly have put a collective arms around her with Nigel Owens, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies, Ugo Monye, Gabby Logan and David Flatman among those going on to Twitter to offer their support.
Here are a few of their messages:
I know you do; stop it, nobody who matters cares.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) November 11, 2018
They wouldn’t have a clue or the skill to do your job. They wouldn’t be good enough to play a game of snap in cards probably. You do a wonderfull job with skill and knowledge. None of us can do our jobs with out a little mistake sometimes. Enjoy ur drink & raise one to the idiots
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) November 11, 2018
Truly can’t believe anyone cares so much about a tiny mistake that they’ll contact you. Madness. Muppets! Who cares?!x
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) November 11, 2018