Ever since the emails were placed on social media, the knee-jerk reaction has catapulted the FSG Out movement to the number one talking topic on Twitter with Liverpool Fans. The truth is everything to do with the fume is unnecessary if people just took the time to read the whole things and not just the highlighted part.
The three documents circulating can be found here if you would prefer to read them all as opposed to take anyone else’s word for it. A sensible approach if you ask me.
The emails were described as leaked, when in fact they were not leaked, but freely available on the internet. Using such misleading wording can be described as to cause a dramatic effect, but my view is it was deliberately used to cause an immediate negative response and reaction. It would suggest they were hidden so you wouldn’t see them when in fact they were not. The wording and misleading interpretation of the emails was nothing short of propaganda.
There was also the unnecessary anger over the term “Steal.” It does not relate to Liverpool fans, but just a term commonly used, like “I got it for a steal!” basically meaning bargain. Let’s be honest; £300M for a club which sold out a 45,000 seated ground every week, who have never finished outside the top eight in the history of the Premier League and has a massive worldwide fan base, is a huge bargain.
The next major unfounded cause of animosity was the highlighted section in which Henry said he could, ”Put the club in administration that would cause a 9 point reduction.” If you read that part alone without the rest of the email or the context then yes, you would be very concerned someone could be so cavalier. However put into context and you will see that it is not an FSG statement…
The email contains minutes from a meeting / discussion and you will see that this option was described as “unpalatable.” The definition of unpalatable is difficult to put up with or accept.
You may have legitimate concerns about FSG’s time at Liverpool Football Club, but you cannot base that conclusion on these emails.
Written by @Fan_of_LFC