Date: 24th March 2011 at 10:44am
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Following a 6 year stand off, Sir Alex Ferguson may finally be on the verge of making peace with the BBC.

Sir Alex hasn’t spoken to the channel since they decided to run a programme on the dealings of Sir Alex’s agent son Jason and whilst he has never taken legal action over the shows content, the implications of the show were enough to see Sir Alex snub the station ever since.

This season there was talk of fines and all manner of other sanctions to force Sir Alex to break his silence yet he has stood firm as he said he would until he received an apology but The Daily Mail claim that a meeting has been brokered between Sir Alex and BBC director-general Mark Thompson by Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards in an attempt to clear the air.

With Sir Alex in breach of the Premier League’s media rules a fine was issued back in October by the total of this has yet to be revealed as Richards attempts all possible action to reconcile the two parties before pressing on with the punishment.

People may look at the whole situation as petty but they forget that Sir Alex is not only a manager, he is also a father and he has every right to defend his child. Whilst he is breaking the rules I don’t see a more understandable reason for doing so – Ed


5 responses to “Sir Alex to bury the hatchet?”

  1. Justin says:

    I think it’s a bit of a catch-22 for all concerned. The BBC could never apologise for Panorama as it would severely damage the programme’s credibility.

    As you noted Fergie’s got every right as a father to be miffed with the Beeb.

    I do hope he buries the hatchet though, no disrespect to Micky Phelan but it would be great to see Fergie on MOTD after the games.

    • Chudi says:

      After the BBC’s show on FIFA before the WC, I think they aren’t held in such reverence. Of course nobody beyond some United fans (not all of us agree with his stance) will find their apology acceptable but even if it isn’t public I hope they do so we can hear from SAF again on MOTD!

  2. Jacob says:

    Time does heal all wounds.

  3. Mannings says:

    Fergie once said on an interview he’d talk to the BBC again, all they had to do was apologise.

    If the BBC really want Fergie interviews, then they should apologise for what they did. If someone made false accusations of my son, I’d do exactly the same.

    • Jacob says:

      If the BBC apologised to Sir Alex, then it will set a precedence that will make every Tom, Dick and Harry think that they can bring the Beeb down on their knees and apologise for anything that they think were “untrue” about/to them.

      Sir Alex didn’t pursue to challenge the show legal-wise in the first place if he really think the show damaged his son’s image.