If it was not for Tom Hicks and George Gillett many in Liverpool would not be bothering with today’s World Cup game between England and the U.S.A.
Scousers are not the kind who usually get excited about the England team, but for this game things will be different. Our owners are hated by Liverpool Supporters so much that they have made the United States look bad, as an American that is painful. The blue noses are sure to capitalise on the situation and will support the U.S. to irritate the Reds. Also to note that the Evertonians have former on-loan player Landon Donovan and U.S. International Tim Howard that they idolised. I will be supporting England in the game and will probably called a ‘Benedict Arnold’ (US Revolutionary war figure who betrayed the U.S. by conspiring with the U.K.) by my fellow Yanks but I am ok with that. I am supporting England not because of Hicks and Gillett but because of Stevie G., Jamie Carragher and Glen Johnson.
It is really unfortunate that the U.S. Reputation has to be tarnished by Tom Hicks and George Gillett who quite frankly do not give a living F**k about footie. The game has been gaining momentum in the United States and having lived here since 1992 this World Cup is set to be the most watched footie event ever in America. Martin Tyler will be commentating the games for ESPN in the U.S.A. and I am sure he will be mentioning the anti-H&G and anti-Glazer sentiments during the games. This will be a good thing, if we can get a few Anti-H&G banners on T.V. it would help our cause even more.
Who knows, in a few years I might end up supporting the U.S. if they play England and we have a few American players in the L.F.C. squad. With the sport gains popularity in the United States and given that both of contending managers for the L.F.C. position have huge respect and ties with the U.S. this might be sooner than we think. Remember that Hodgson’s hero last season was Clint Dempsey and that King Kenny has his son Paul who manages a team on this side of the pond.
Whoever is at the game please wave those anti-Hicks and Gillett banners so the millions can see them and to all the rest please don’t burn any flags.
May the best team (England) win.