Liverpool fan receives potty-mouth email from club director
Football’s a funny old game Brian. Sometimes, in the case of Angola v Mali from yesterday, it’s hilarious. But football fans are more than just paying customers; there’s a strong emotional bond inherent in following a club.
So, if you emailed a complaint to a your local DIY store and received a reply from a senior staff member who called you an ‘idiot’ while adding, “Blow me, fuckface. Go to hell, I’m sick of you,” you’d probably brush it off and choose to shop elsewhere.
But when those words come from one of the senior directors of the football club that is close to your heart, you could be forgiven for being a tad miffed.
That’s what happened to Liverpool FC fan Stephen Horner when he emailed Tom Hicks Jr, son of the Merseyside club’s co-owner and a senior board member. Stephen had emailed Hicks with his concerns over the direction of the club following allegations that manager Rafa Benitez wouldn’t be allowed to reinvest the proceeds of player sales this month.
Hicks later showed vague contrition, saying: “I apologise for losing my temper and using bad language with you. It was a kneejerk reaction.” That’s okay then, because emails are usually kneejerk aren’t they – there’s rarely time for reflection or editing before you send one off. Hmm...
Mr. Horner said: “Hicks Jr should resign with immediate effect and it is time that Gillett and Hicks sold up and handed the reins over to people who understand the Liverpool way. They are not welcome at Anfield and should name their price and begin negotiations with more suitable investors who can take this great club forward.”
Gerald Ratner perhaps?
BREAKING NEWS: Liverpool FC have just announced that Tom Hicks Jr has left the board of the club. Bitterwallet - we get things done! (Ahem...)