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Football figure takes chair at Sports Direct

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Sports Direct's new chairman David Daly has been a non-executive director at the retailer since October 2017.

Prior to that, he worked with Nike where he was in charge of global merchandising for soccer clubs.

Mr Daly is also currently a non-executive director of Fulham Football Club.

He is a member of Sports Direct's audit, remuneration and nomination committees. He will become chairman of the nomination committee.

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Nike's controversial new frontman

An American football player who refused to stand during the national anthem has been unveiled as the new face of a major advertising campaign.

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will front Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign.

In 2016 Kaepernick knelt during the anthem in protest at police violence against African-Americans.

Many other players followed suit in a protest that divided the country.