Former US Congressman and morning show host Joe Scarborough is a Liverpool fan and has publicly Tweeted about his love for the Reds over the last few months.
He has been following me on Twitter for a few months now and last week he told me about his excitement that NESV could become the new owners of Liverpool. He has great hopes that NESV will do good following what they have done to his favourite baseball team “The Boston Red Sox”.
@JoeNBC I suffered with the Red Sox since 1975. This owners group finally eased my pain in 2004, 2 years after buying the Sox.
@JoeNBC If they take control, Liverpool will begin winning championships again soon.
Joe appeared on a football TV show here in the States and also revealed how the Red Sox management were Liverpool fans themselves. Ironically for Joe it was these same people who contributed to him catching the Liverpool bug. In his interview with Soccer Talk Live, Joe also criticised Hicks & Gillett on how they have treated the club and fans.
Thanks to Scott in New Mexico for sending this link from the TV show, I have included the transcript below as some people outside the US might not be able to view the clip.
” We’re very excited to have joining us the whole of morning Joe on. And that’s NBC Joe Scarborough. Joe thank you so — joining us and not in the studio to — virtually for joining us. It’s great — I got out of the day I can Alley you’re representing you’re wearing that Liverpool went bride so that only a little bit about becoming a Liverpool fan.”
” I’m excited to be here because there are a lot of plays 47 year old guy can walk around the New York City where Liverpool shirt so — they — getting used to wear one but. I I saw the World Cup. Six — my son who’s in college and develop the sport and when it is that we were depressed and we identity be picky blt. Even Chelsea which makes Hogan was kinda — You’re from Microsoft I didn’t get a cut back X I I. I was actually down to Arsenal and Liverpool — towards Liverpool. And I went up to Boston had reasons ironically it dead are that are Red Sox management. And went in a couple of their offices they were like a Liverpool I — where. They play 05. They talk about the reds coming out of the halftime. Down three — not think. And the — you’ll never walk alone and look over at the vice president of the Red Sox had tears. Coming down in — now. He would there add up I felt okay this really hard.”
” Cora go and traditions Iowa. I shows little purple and I’ve been spending Saturday and Sunday mornings my heart broken — results that you you’ve caught the bug back in the glory years when you watched that game that we all watched and — it maybe maybe not have tears in her eyes what. That was the day you got the bug. When I don’t know I didn’t miss that I miss all the good things in my brand awareness for the Red Sox was — and I actually picked it up after the houses.”
” World — so. I’ve been dealing with the — and halfback who cares sand now uncle Roy. But I’m I’m very hopeful — on yellow or — I don’t relegation but our — comrade. — club around the end of the great things don’t listen. I’ve been Red Sox and FB I suffered with the Sox. Sure these guys took a vote in 2002. Years later they want her first World Series — six years. I think you get — nineteen championship and a couple years.”
” Dokic intellect over there and don’t give American owners of the best — you you think you think the Red Sox owners. What they — the Red Sox put them in a position to be able to do it all over again with a history franchise like the report.”
” And the thing is. These guys again it — A ball and have a real love. There are Liverpool and Liverpool fan ironically — them when I heard about this is a week ago. Good and gonna believe — thrilled about our need to know about hicks is what is it about the Liverpool fans. A couple of days ago when when you sort of entering. One of the most. Faithful loyal fan bases on the planet and always accent. You don’t understand Liverpool and you don’t deserve to out basically be holding that trust I would tell you this. — guys that run the Red Sox understand that Liverpool must like the Red Sox you don’t all. And trusting — all along to. Or is long it’s and you’re well — and then you leave an organization and he got it.”
” They understand that. — Joe obvious some political fire until what do you make of how Tom Hicks and George and out of handled. The news that the Boston group are gonna try by the club and I’m trying to drag us through the court as a fine what do what do you make of this.”
” Well it is not is what they’ve been doing over the past couple months but they’ve been doing for the past several years. — let. Obviously didn’t have Liverpool’s best interest in mind they didn’t they wanted to eternity and Burnitz. Making money off it. The fancy dinners and tracks and look what they did of these guys — when everything they look what they did it. After the Texas Rangers here again I don’t think they’re great if this man for a ball accurately. I don’t think their fan of purple I don’t think they understand anything about that against the — and — absolutely outraged — how race time now because. You know we’ve — in this sort of no man’s land for the past several years these guys are deep in debt. And we’re paying for in the teens spend our people or else it. Not just respected guy so much for coming back again this year are putting are gonna want the World Cup I was your — was screaming at Spain is orders like good. But what I saw — are gonna happen the masters and guy that guy’s all class and a I think he deserves more — the fans deserve more I think the — let me ask you — do you think the Red — gonna have a tough time because — American — I don’t think so why I think they have a responsibility. Now they’ve got a responsibility. Oh the fans immediately if they’re going to can act — league team. But when the city I can tell you guys. Understand there is. They understand. The greatness of Liverpool they don’t they understand I think as well let’s see Americans. Cannot understand why this club above all other clubs not only that but across the world. It is such a special special thing like — they understand. — that they would be kitten. And I think I think. Fans are going to notice a difference almost immediately I can tell you — this one of the things I’m most excited about it — Liverpool goes. I went to the world I would go our game in Boston in 9099. People were talking about tearing down and — creating new spin away. I looked around their — is on appeal. Some of the greatest players of all I sit in this cathedral. Of baseball how do you tear it down. Those guys came and — so much better than it ever was. I go out and — games a year just to sit at Fenway. And — I can’t imagine anybody talking about Terry — and what’s gonna happen I think can do you think. Umbrella and I know not think because they told us but just from what — gathered they’ll probably add it to 6065000. — And and make it just as special as they’ve made — way in his own way so. I’m really really excited — the fans seem very quickly how different these guys are. Up from the Americans that — actually — him. I — Mary — Myself for the past that your team so I think I think football fans will indifference very quickly. They tell you mention I’m — in political front have you had a chance to go pound tailback and promptly atmosphere what are your thoughts about the stated. I never had a chance ago minute my wife. Actually gave you free pass play a — work unfortunately. Take down — a pretty — well. She gave me the chance last Christmas because that looked at the schedule I saw her. We’ve boxing day and new years or about five or six matches I can get to end feel one album. And TJ he had passed my — get excellent Warren did this all I was gonna go and I can tell you this have the right owners are in place. I’m going to be flying out and watch and sent round effort and Sunday.”
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