Sports Direct boss says he's been 'stabbed in the back'
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has launched a furious attack on his firm's shareholders, accusing them of stabbing him and the company in the back.
He said shareholders had failed to support him and chairman Keith Hellawell, who resigned on Wednesday.
Mr Ashley denounced the "media circus" surrounding the firm and said "true entrepreneurs" would never be accepted.
Mr Hellawell stepped down after it emerged he was unlikely to be re-elected at the firm's annual meeting.
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