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LeBron James goes to Liverpool but John Henry will skip trip

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  October 13, 2011 06:34 PM

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LeBron is in, Henry is out.

While LeBron James managed to rub it in the faces of both distraught Red Sox fans and distraught NBA fans by announcing that he would be attending the soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United on Saturday, Sox owner John Henry has reportedly decided to cancel his plans to be in attendance at Anfield.

According to the Herald's Inside Track column, Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti canceled their planned trip to England to watch the LFC-Man U match in person.

“Too much going on here,” Henry wrote in an email to the Inside Track.

James, who owns a minority stake in Liverpool, had announced on Twitter that he would be attending the match between the Premier League arch rivals.

"Just got to Liverpool, England," James wrote. "Riding through the city. What a beautiful place. Home and birthplace of the One and Only 'BEATLES'"

Great. On the day David Stern threatens another deadline that could cancel the NBA season for the calendar year, the league's best player is psyched about attending a soccer game.

Meanwhile, back in PanicTown, NESN.com's Twitter feed is promoting James' attendance of the game as a good thing, quipping, "LeBron James takes his talents to Anfield."

Good for whom exactly?

Updated Oct. 14, 9:53 a.m.

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