The real reason Tom Hicks Jr had to resign from the Liverpool board of directors

Sam Wormleighton By Sam Wormleighton, 11th Jan 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Liverpool FC have announced that Tom Hicks Jr, son of co-owner Tom Hicks, has resigned as a director of the club and parent company Kop Holdings. Here are the emails that caused it all.

Warning - Shocking Content

I have to warn sensitive readers that there is some particularly ripe profanity in this article. Put on your earmuffs and proceed with caution, and remember - swearing isn't big or clever.

Textbook public relations

Tom Hicks Jr has fallen on his sword after becoming involved in a "row with a supporter". The supporter had emailed him, and subsequently alleged that he sent abusive emails in reply. The media seem happy to report the abuse in vague terms, but we can offer more.

The attached images are being distributed online and are claimed to be screen-grabs of the emails in question. In them the fan is told that he is an idiot and that he should Blow me fuck face. Go to Hell. I'm sick of you.

Many would call this measured response when confronted by a raving scouser, but perhaps it was one expletive too far for a director.

Calm down, calm down.

Every football club has a self-appointed gang of nutters who make it their mission to drone on about the good old days and generally rant about the current owners. Liverpool's merry band of special fans call themselves The Spirit of Shankly.

I can't understand why they're not The Spirit of Evans, his joint tenure with Houllier was one of those moments of unique thinking that make Liverpool such a rich part of football folklore.

Anyway, the Shankly fanciers have been clamoring and demanding that Hicks Jr resign in light of the Fuck Face comments. As with all groups of vocal minorities - they will now be claiming full credit for his departure. Well done to them. Anything which takes attention aware from Rafa (and hence prolongs his reign) will surely be toasted by all lovers of tragedies.


Football, Hicks, Liverpool, Scandal, Sport

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