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Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley: ‘It’s not a day for excuses’

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has apologised again for the retailer’s shortcomings, telling journalists at its annual general meeting that there was simply “no excuse”.

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“Of course I’m sorry, why wouldn’t I be,” Ashley told journalists at Sports Direct’s headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

He added: “It’s difficult for people to understand the size and scale of the business. If we were do it all again we would still make mistakes. It’s difficult to get it 100% right. But there is no excuse.”

The firm is holding its first open day in a bid to become more transparent.

It comes a day after a report into Sports Direct’s working practices was published, which criticised its use of zero-hours contracts, among other thing. 

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