Tom Hicks Jr. temporarily forgot that his father was hated by everyone in Liverpool and decided to go have a pint at a local pub after the Middlesbrough match. The pub of choice? Sandon, where the most extreme
hooligans fans gather before and after LFC matches. As word that Hicks Jr. was in the pub quickly spread, the patrons turned hostile and spat at him. Hicks Jr. was then whisked away by his security guards.
I also wanted the opportunity to have a direct talk with some of the supporters.
I respect that some patrons have major disagreement 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.
If he had been killed, the incident would be nominated for a Darwin Award. If I'm ever in Liverpool and decide to have a pint with my fellow Reds supporters, I'll pretend to be from Canada. Not a bad idea, eh?