Viewers of Liverpool's FA Cup third round replay with Wolves on Tuesday night were left surprised and in fits of laughter as sex noises could be heard during the pre-match build-up.
The embarrassing gaffe occured while BBC presenter Gary Lineker was trying to bring in colleague Alan Shearer for further analysis before kick-off. The host addressed the moment at the time as he told viewers: "I don't know who is making that noise but Alan Shearer is on the commentary gantry.
He went on to add: "It is toasty in this studio, it is noisy as well I am not sure if someone is sending something on somebody's phone."
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The audio briefly stopped as Shearer replied, before swiftly starting again just as Lineker went to make another statement.
Lineker appeared on Newsnight after the match to explain the bizarre situation.
He said: "If you told me this morning that tonight I’d be on Newsnight talking about a porn scandal I would have been terrified. When it started, I did recognise that sound. I think we’ve all been done with that when you open up a WhatsApp or something.
"It was so loud I couldn't hear anything that either Danny Murphy or even when I spoke to Alan Shearer. I could hardly hear what they said when the thing was going on." I have to say I think it's funny.
He went on to add that he doesn't agree with the BBC's decision to issue an apology for the explicit audio airing to millions, claiming: "The BBC have issued some sort of apology, I know not why. It's certainly got nothing to apologise for.
"It was quite hard to carry on the pre-match build-up and take it seriously when this was going on in the background.
"It added to the whole game actually. I don’t think anyone cared for the game. We had a screamer of a goal which was kind of the tone of the whole show in some ways. As pranks go, it was a good one and credit to them. It was funny I thought."
However, as the prank was unfolding, numerous people took to social media wishing that one other former footballer was in the studio - Roy Keane.
One viewer wrote: "I wish Roy Keane worked for BBC at this very moment."
Another person commented: "If ever a studio needed Roy Keane in it, it’s that BBC one."
Someone else said: "I could only imagine if @MicahRichards was on BBC 1 tonight with Roy Keane."
"I don't know what happened on BBC One as I'm out but I know Roy Keane would have had none of it," read another comment.
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