Reclaim The Kop Campaign

Reclaim The Kop (RTK) was officially launched on new year’s day 2007 to improve awareness and educate fans to the ‘Liverpool Way’ of supporting their team. The RTK hope to educate supporters on certain issues relating to chants, songs, matchday, the city, the Hillsborough disaster, the boycott of the Sun newspaper, showing respect for the opposition, supporting the team at all costs.

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Watch ‘The Kop Charter’:

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The first major step RTK took was to highlight the boycott of the Sun newspaper and had the first ‘Truth Day’ in the FA Cup tie with Arsenal on January 6th. The amazing protest against former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie [Read Article] went down in history and gained massive support from around the country.

The RTK’s Kop Charter [Read it here] is rather long in our opinion so we’ve made it simple for you here;

  • DO sing unique Liverpool songs
  • DONT follow others with ‘Soccer AM’ style ‘easy, easy’ chanting
  • DO applaud the opposition’s goalkeeper, its respectful and The Kop’s way
  • DONT focus on the opposition with lame chants of ‘Youre not singing anymore’ – give a shit about them?
  • DO bring flags banners and scarves to the match
  • DONT bring some generic St. George Cross crap that any club in England has
  • DO honour, respect and remember the Hillsborough disaster and those who died on April 15th 1989
  • DO NOT purchase the Sun newspaper
  • DO support the city of Liverpool and it’s people
  • DONT mock the city, the people or stereotypes of Liverpool
  • DO sing Youll Never Walk Alone – loud and proud
  • The full RTK website with the full Kop Charter, campaign updates, flyers and more can be found here and the official website will be putting songs and chants to learn on throughout the first ten weeks of 2007.

    The RTK is supported by the club officially and they paid for the mosaic vs Arsenal. Chief executive Rick Parry is actively working with RTK to improve the atmosphere at Anfield and moving towards the new stadium.