Tom Hicks just can’t keep himself out of the media and he’s been providing more quotes once again tonight. Whether or not he is going to sell up is open to speculation, quite why a man so hated by Liverpool supporters would want to continue being co-owner of the club is also open to huge question.
Mind, it hasn’t stopped him in the past with the Texas Rangers and various other sporting ‘franchises’ where the clubs fans soon realised he was in it solely for the money – take his Weetabix quote;
“When I was in the leverage buy-out business we bought Weetabix and we leveraged it up to make our return. You could say that anyone who was eating Weetabix was paying for our purchase of Weetabix. It was just business. It is the same for Liverpool; revenues come in from whatever source and go out to whatever source and, if there is money left over, it is profit.”
Anyhow, Hicks has tonight (Sunday) been quoted as denying any claims he is going to sell his stake in the club – and even talked of having a future as co-owner “for many years to come”.
Hicks latest quotes in full:
“I have not received any offer to purchase the club from the DIC or anyone else, much less accepted any such offer. Nor do I have any intention of doing so.
Whoever is behind this false report, the facts are that I and my family have always been, and remain, fully committed to co-owning the club; that no-one in my family has ever indicated any intention or desire to sell our stake in the club; and that we expect and intend to be co-owners of the club, and to actively and enthusiastically support the club’s manager, players and fans for many years to come.”
Protests against Hicks and co-owner George Gillett are planned for Monday’s match with Aston Villa – these quotes make the need for a protest even greater.
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