MailSport chief reporter has posted today that Sky Sports will not be subject to a full investigation into their gross mistranslation of Alfredo Morelos on a technicality.
The interview subtitles put out by Sky Sports claimed Morlelos had said disparaging things about the celtic support which he never did. It was only when this was pointed out by Spanish speaking Celtic supporters who alerted the club that Sky took the interview down.
Celtic contacted Sky Sports and after an apology the club was dissatisfied with the outcome and sent a complaint to the independent body Ofcom for investigation
Stephen McGowan has now reported the independent body will not be conducting a full investigation.
Sky Sports have escaped a full investigation by broadcast regulator Ofcom into a Celtic complaint concerning a mistranlated interview with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
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— stephen.mcgowan (@mcgowan_stephen) February 24, 2020
The reasoning behind the decisions was also confirmed by McGowan who quoted an Ofcom spokesperson:
‘As the section of the interview with the incorrect translation was shown only on Sky’s website and on-demand platforms and not on its broadcast television channel, we have no grounds to pursue this matter under the Broadcasting Code.’
So Sky get away with it because it doesn’t full under Ofcom’s jurisdiction. Let’s be clear, they have not been found innocent of any wrong doing, they just can’t be pursued in this form.