Sports Direct's Mike Ashley apologises for poor Covid-19 actions

After trying to keep shops open, boss says emails to government were ill-judged and poorly timedCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverageMike Ashley has issued a public apology after his spat with the government about trying to keep his Sports Direct chain open when non-essential businesses were ordered to close.Ashley’s Frasers Group, which includes House of Fraser and Evans Cycles, had intended to keep Sports Direct open as other non-essential retailers closed, on the basis that selling sporting and fitness equipment made the company a vital asset as Britons were forced to stay at home. Continue reading…

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