Tom Hicks Jr, son of the American co-owner of Liverpool Tom Hicks, must have received the surprise of his life when he was spat at and thrown a lager when he paid an ill-advised visit to the Sandon public house near Anfield after Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Middlesbrough at home.
He went to the pub to have some constructive discussions with the Liverpool supporters about his father’s running of the Merseyside club but instead received a pretty much hostile reception. Yet the very tall American hasn’t complained about the incident to the local police and remains defiant that the incident hasn’t allayed his appreciation for the Reds fans.
Hicks Jr says:
I’ve wanted to go for quite some time to see the birthplace of the club. I also wanted the opportunity to have a direct talk with some of the supporters.
I respect that some patrons have major disagreements with us, but that comes with the territory. I did have several constructive conversations in my short visit and look forward to following up with them next time I am in Liverpool.
Yet deep inside he must be cursing those who humiliated him at Sandon. Yet poor Tom Hicks Jr, he dare not say anything in public for sparking more Liverpool fans’ antics. So what does this incident say about the supporters’ perception of the American owners? Yes, you got it: go away now!