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Prominent Members of the Kop Write to FSG In Wake of Super League Debacle

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Demands include fan participation on Liverpool’s board.

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Following Liverpool owner John Henry’s video apology issued after the club’s withdrawal from the Super League, prominent fan group Spion Kop 1906 have sent a letter to the owners. The letter urges them to consult fans so as to “prevent further shame and embarrassment on Liverpool Football Club”.

Liverpool withdrew from the Super league within 48 hours of announcing their intent to join, after severe backlash from fans and pundits.

“As fans we’re appalled by the events of the last few days. Due to your ignorance, lack of consultation and lack of understanding, yet again you have brought and embarrassment upon our football club”, the letter reads.

“Over the last decade, monumental mistakes have been made by the club’s hierarchy, due to ill-judged decisions taken either without communication with the fans, or with disregard for supporters concerns.

“Over the last few days, the utter contempt you have shown towards the manager, players, staff and supporters is truly disgraceful.

“Enough is enough, the countless mistakes, countless apologies, the countless backtracking, are damaging the reputation of our club and our city.

“We don’t want any more hollow or patronising apologies, we want change. We want action, not words.

“We urge you to get around the table with fan groups, we urge you to listen, and we are calling for fan representation on the board to prevent further mistakes which bring shame and embarrassment on Liverpool Football Club’s universal reputation.”

The group also asked for the removal of their banners from the Kop, though they have now agreed to retain them for the Newcastle game this weekend.

Supporter groups have been pushing for representation on the board since 2010, James Pearce writes for the Athletic, and FSG have so far been resistant. But that situation may change considering the nature of reactions this time around.