Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hasn't relaxed his ban on the BBC.

Ferguson imposed a ban on all BBC outlets after Panorama investigated the transfer business of his former-agent son, Jason. Nevertheless the Scot headed to the NEC venue to present Sir Bobby Robson with the lifetime achievement award at the BBC's sports awards on Sunday.

"It means nothing," a source told the Guardian. "It was all for Bobby." It was Ferguson's first in-person appearance at the event since setting up the ban