'Mike Ashley's court case will have made people feel differently about him', says journalist

'Mike Ashley's court case will have made people feel differently about him', says journalist

Mike Ashley has won a High Court case

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mike Ashley's court case has probably made the public look at him more favourably, according to a retail journalist.

The Sports Direct boss has won a High Court case against investment banker Jeffrey Blue, who claimed the pair made a £15 million deal in a pub which was not fulfilled.

Deirdre Hipwell, the retail editor at The Times told Sam Delaney: "It seems like an awful lot of money has been spent on trying to resolve an issue which I think the average person would have seen right away was a bit of a nonsense idea.

"Many people probably have been in a situation when they’ve been out after work drinking and they’ve said a load of nonsense."

She believes Ashley "was probably showing off a bit, as we’ve all probably done after a few drinks."

Whilst Ashley is "not out of the woods yet" with the way Sports Direct has been run, Hipwell thinks "people will feel a bit differently about him and I think people would like to have a drink with him in the pub."

Listen to the full interview above

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