Liverpool fans are fighting back.
After the worst week in the club’s history for over 20 years accusations and counter-accusations are flying on Merseyside, and lodged in the thick of the blame-game are influential Liverpool supporters’ group, the Spirit of Shankly (“SOS”).
SOS have for a long time criticised their American owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks, for failing to deliver on their promises, and now one such member has made public his evidence of seemingly catching Gillett telling a porky.
The lie relates to the American’s famous comments on taking over the club, in which Liverpool fans were promised to see a spade in the ground within 60 days of the change of ownership on the proposed Kirby site for the Reds’ new home. Years on, no spade has ever materialised.
Catching Gillett telling fibs, the following video records the owner speaking at a meeting held with Spirit of Shankly members on the 26th September 2009 in which he categorically denied that he ever said the spade in the ground comment.
This video has been released now as the SOS aim to mobilise their fans for a protest on Sunday before the match with Manchester United.
The video can be seen here.