Sports Direct boss slams City 'cry babies'
Reclusive sports retail billionaire Mike Ashley steps out of the shadows to lash out at pessimistic square-mile investors
The deputy executive chairman of Sports Direct Mike Ashley has branded City
doom-mongers as ‘cry babies’ in response to their views of his company.
In an interview with the
Times, the publicity-shy billionaire said: ‘I’ve got balls of steel. Some
investors have been great and have been really supportive. But some of these
City people act like a bunch of cry babies.’
Sports Direct’s corporate governance came in for criticism as its top
executives have appeared to avoid the glare of public scrutiny despite calls
from the analyst sector.
Finance boss Bob Mellors was described as the ‘no-show FD’ by one