An unfortunate BBC graphics glitch left UKIP leader Nigel Farage sporting a Hitler-esque moustache – just a day after he was accused of being a ‘racist and neo-fascist’.
The picture, shared by BBC sports journalist Olly Foster on Twitter, was of the huge digital screen at the BBC’s Media City headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Mr Farage was being interview on BBC Breakfast when one of the large pixels blacked out – with embarrassing consequences.
The Euro MP’s unlucky look came only 24 hours after a letter emerged from Mr Farage’s former school, Dulwich College in south London.
The document, written by one of the UKIP politician’s former tutors, claimed he ‘had marched through a quiet Sussex village very late at night shouting Hitler Youth songs’ while on a cadets camp and ‘publicly professed racist and neo-fascist views’.
The image of Mr Farage on the big screen was deleted soon afterwards by Mr Foster, who later apologised for his ‘error of judgement’.
However, by then it had started doing the rounds and been shared thousands of times.