From a business standpoint, John Henry’s pending purchase of Liverpool FC would seem to make a lot of sense. He would obtain control of a profitable and popular team for what seems to amount to 50 cents on the dollar.
But check out the above video. The Liverpool fans aren’t just angry with Tom Hicks. They’re beyond that. If Henry does complete the transaction, these folks will want their teams fixed and in a hurry.
I will readily admit to not knowing a blessed thing about soccer. But this is a fascinating story on a lot of levels.