Under-fire billionaire Mike Ashley pulled out a wad of £50 notes on a recent trip to a Sports Direct factory which have been likened to Victorian workhouses.
The Newcastle United and Sports Direct owner was leading journalists on a tour of the company’s headquaters amidst a barrage of criticism over poor working conditions and low pay.
But when he had to empy his pockets for security, he produced a fat wad of £50 notes.
Asked why he had so much cash on him, Ashley joked “I’ve been to the Casino”.
Adding: “No, don’t please write that.”
Mike Ashley gets searched… Yes. That is a massive wad of £50 notes he just took out his pocket pic.twitter.com/zV78Qdfmec
— Simon Neville (@SimonNeville) September 7, 2016