Thursday 22 March 2018

Viewers not impressed by RTE's RBS Six Nations ad running over Rebellion executions

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

As viewers settled down for the most tense and affecting scenes in RTE series Rebellion on Sunday night, something proved a little distracting for some.

RTE One's RBS Six Nations promo inhabited the top right hand corner of the screen for most of the final episode, which culminated in the executions of the Rising leaders.

"Was that giant rugby ad over the executions of the rising leaders a technical mistake?? #Rebellion" tweeted the Rubber Bandits.

Viewer Damian white wrote, "@RTEOne with all due respects, was it really necessary to advertise the 6 Nations Rugby over James Connollys execution on #rebellion".

However, RTE reportedly removed the ad before the end of the episode. has reached out to RTE for comment.

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