BBC cut ‘f*** the Tories’ message on home FA Cup as Wrexham meet Sheffield United

BBC cameras quickly moved away from a fan seen holding a homemade FA Cup saying ‘f*** the Tories’ at Wrexham.

In the 27th minute of the fourth round tie at the Racecourse Ground in North Wales, the live footage on BBC One panned across an excited section of the pitch in the draw against Sheffield United, before quickly realizing the ‘mistake.

A fan held up the homemade sign

Fans making fake versions of trophies are commonplace, with even Lionel Messi fooled by a home World Cup after winning the tournament in Qatar.

And the camera operator thought they had seen another heartwarming custom work, only to realize the message pasted over it criticizing the UK government.

It’s not the first time Wrexham have had issues for the message, with star striker Paul Mullin banned from wearing it on his boots.

The Liverpool-born striker posted an image of his personalized boots last year, which read “F*** THE TORIES!” written on it, along with images of the Merseyside skyline.

A statement from the club later read: “The club can confirm that the boots revealed by Paul Mullin on social media will not be worn tonight or any other Wrexham AFC match and that the photographs taken at the Racecourse Ground were taken without our knowledge or approval.

“For the record, the pictures would not have been allowed to be taken, had we known, and the matter will be dealt with privately by the club.

BBC cut 'f*** the Tories' message on home FA Cup as Wrexham meet Sheffield United
Wrexham were unimpressed with their striker’s boots

“The club has taken a neutral stance on many politically charged issues and intends to continue to do so in the future.

“The club also recognizes that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, whether staff or supporters, but also stresses that an individual opinion cannot be attributed fairly, such as everyone’s opinion or of the club itself.

“There is no starker example of this than the fact that the MP for the constituency in which the club is located is a Conservative seat.

“After this unwelcome distraction, the club hopes the focus remains on our goals of achieving on-field promotion and creating community benefits, in which Paul Mullin will continue to play an important role.”

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