Alex Ferguson forced to unban BBC

A follow-up to my post When is it ok to ban a journalist?, about the habit in football of clubs banning journalists who say things they don’t like (can you imagine the uproar if a public sector body tried to do the same?):

Sir Alex Ferguson will have to end his six-year ban on giving interviews to BBC reporters under newly agreed rules coming into force next season.

A motion was passed at a Premier League board meeting last week which made post-match interviews with all media rights holders mandatory for league managers, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Manchester United supremo Ferguson has not spoken to the BBC since 2004 when his son Jason, a football agent, was the subject of a Panorama documentary alleging that he used his father’s status to exert influence on the transfer market. (Digital Spy)

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3 Comments

  • Doesn’t mean he’ll actually have to say anything of any use to them though! I’d expect lots of interviews with “Aye” and “Nup” and little else…

  • Terry Gilbert 18th Nov '09 - 1:41pm

    Oh goody – a reason for this armchair Liverpool supporter to start watching MOTD again! I’d almost given up in recent weeks!

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