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An On-Air Newsroom Ruckus at the BBC in 1989

“In the great tradition of television sport… let’s just see that again.”

On this day in 1989, BBC Sport’s Grandstand presenter, Des Lynam, was announcing the upcoming matches of the spring season, when all of a sudden something rather strange started happening behind him.

The above video shows the ensuing action in true sports television fashion. Make sure you watch all the way through to the end.

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