Dec 3, 2018

Mike Ashley: The saviour of the High Street?

Mr Ashley then called them "Cry babies" in a Sunday Times interview, telling the paper: "Sports Direct should come with a government health warning - this stock is not for the fainthearted." Mr Ashley has said he has "Gone above and beyond" in order to "Rebuild the reputation of Sports Direct in the City". His business habits have been the subject of a 2017 High Court battle over an alleged deal made after a boozy night at a pub near Sports Direct's Oxford Street store. Mr Blue claimed that Mr Ashley had convened "Senior management meetings" in a pub near Sports Direct's Derbyshire warehouse, and had once allegedly drank 12 pints and vomited into the fireplace. Mr Ashley said he once played the game of chance with an investment banker to settle a £750,000 dispute over legal fees connected with Sports Direct's flotation.

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