Ignoring the Facts: “Wayne Rooney has won it for… Newcastle” (video)

Apologies for being pernickerty but, as fans of British comic Omid Djalili, we were surprised at how the BBC refused to do the most basic of research to see that a comedy sketch actually makes factual sense.

In a skit called “The Commentator,” which appears to be aimed at poking fun at the BBC’s commentator Jonathan Pearce (pictured) for his yelping style of reporting, the punchline of the clip was slightly soured by the line “and Wayne Rooney has won it for Newcastle!”

It’s only a small thing, but how difficult would it have been to learn that Wayne Rooney plays for Manchester United.

Omid Djalili’s sketch can be seen here.