The hilarious Six Nations advert that was BANNED for being anti-English - Ruck

The hilarious Six Nations advert that was BANNED for being anti-English

The BBC kicked a promotional trailer for its Six Nations rugby union coverage in 2012 into touch over fears that it was anti-English.

The on-air marketing campaign features fans being asked which team they most wanted to beat. Perhaps unsurprisingly, fans from Scotland, Wales and Ireland all chose England.

The trailer was re-edited before it was shown in the run-up to the tournament, but subsequently leaked online.

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Joe Marler of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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