Liverpool’s owners have angered fans following the publication of an offensive email which was allegedly sent by Tom Hicks Jnr to a supporter.
Fans’ organisation The Spirit of Shankly (SoS) have already called for Hicks jnr to resign from the Liverpool board over the letter.
Supporter Stephen Horner wrote to Hicks Jnr to express his concerns over the lack of transfer funds for boss Rafael Benitez. First, Horner was branded an “idiot”. Then a second response from Hicks jnr said: “Blow me, ****face. Go to hell. I’m sick of you.”
An SoS statement read: “Spirit of Shankly, the Liverpool supporters’ union, are calling for the resignation of LFC board member Tom Hicks Jnr after his foul-mouthed response to a union member’s polite enquiry about the funding challenge facing Rafael Benitez during this transfer window.
“Not only did Hicks Jnr label the enquirer an ‘idiot’, he followed this up with an expletive-ridden tirade.
“This behaviour comes from a director of a club that has prided itself on its relationship with its fans over the years, a club that has had managers, directors and staff who have recognised the respect that is essential between the club’s board, staff and its fans.
“We call upon Mr. Hicks Jnr to recognise his shortcomings, not only as an individual but, more importantly, as a ‘custodian’ of the club, and to do what any honourable person would do and resign.”
Hicks Jnr has already offered his apologies to the fan over the email. He said: “I apologise for losing my temper and using bad language with you. It was a kneejerk reaction. Tommy.”
Tom Hicks Snr and George Gillett have angered Liverpool fans for most of their time in control of the club since taking over in 2007.