Huge UK Casting Director Dan Hubbard (King Kong, The Damned United, The Bourne Ultimatum etc), is a massive Liverpool FC fan. This weekend he is coming up to Liverpool with Hollywood Producer & Director Mike Jefferies and together they are producing a viral to start a campaign against Tom Hicks and George Gillett. They want them out, nothing to do with them being Americans just, as fans, they will not ever accept the club they love being touted as a product like a soft drink.
They are looking for celebrities and influential Liverpool fans to be involved in the viral. We have lots of people going along already but wondered if was something you’d be interested in?
You would only be needed for 5 minutes. Either Saturday 10am-6pm or Sunday from 9am – Noon at Hope Street Hotel in town.
The viral is building momentum and becoming known about throughout the country, as well as stateside. The following article was in the Daily Mirror on 24th September 2010:
Another viral campaign, from Liverpool fan and Hollywood producer Mike Jeffries, has hit home Stateside, with the New York Times reporting that Hicks and Gillett are sending out a negative image of Americans to the English public. Jeffries, who wrote and produced the Goal! series of football-based films, has started a campaign which has hit the American media with thousands of emails, suggesting that no bank or financial business should lend to Hicks. In it, he cheekily writes: “Dear USA media executive, we love America in Liverpool but…we gave you the Beatles, and this is how you repay us?!
“What happened to the ‘Special Relationship between the U.S. and the U.K.? Are you aware of how Tom Hicks is driving our beloved Liverpool Football Club into the ground? How would you like it if a British ‘businessman’ came over the USA and destroyed the New York Yankees?” The letter was printed in full by the New York Times (you can read it here on: http://poorscousertommy.blogspot.com) and several other huge American newspapers. The campaign will be backed today by the SoS initiative, who are planning a sit in after the Sunderland game, and will then repeat the process for the following week’s visit of Blackpool. In a statement released by the Supporters’ Union yesterday, they called for all fans to join the direct action aimed at driving Hicks and Gillett out of the club.
“We would like as many supporters as possible, to make their feelings known towards the owners during the Sunderland match, using banners, flags and songs,” the statement read. “We ask everyone in the ground to make their voices heard – let everyone know you will no longer tolerate the current owners.
“Following the match, irrespective of the result, we intend to hold a sit in protest. Regardless of where you sit, remain in the ground and make your views heard. Gather at the front of the stand you are in, with flags and banners, and make your voices heard.” While the Liverpool club board is actively attempting to block their owners’ attempts to refinace their debt – which is crippling the club’s finances – manager Roy Hodgson remained cautious about the protest last night. He ran the risk of alienating supporters further, following a dismal week on the pitch, when he suggested that the action could have an adverse effect on his players. “It doesn’t help but is something I’ve had to live with since I came. It is a major issue for a group of people who are very much anti the owners and anti the current people who are trying to solve the situation. I knew the situation existed and it doesn’t help. But it’s often the case when things are conspiring against you there is always an extra thing to come in and make it worse.”
The plan is publish the movie on to You Tube and get as many views on it as possible to keep exposing what Tom Hicks is all about.
Please support this effort.