Filmmaker Mike Jefferies, who is best known as the writer and producer of the movie trilogy, Goal, is on the warpath against Tom Hicks and George Gillett and want them to cease trying to get new funding to run and club, and to leave Liverpool FC.
And now Jefferies is working on a short movie to demonstrate his (and fellow Liverpool supporters) frustration about Hicks. The filmmaker flew from his home in South Africa to Liverpool and will be shooting an anti-Hicks film this weekend. Jefferies has been able to get a production company to donate cameras, sound and editing services. Plus Jefferies expects many A-List celebrities, who are Liverpool supporters, to help the cause by appearing in the viral video. Those people may include Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McCulloch (from Echo and The Bunnymen), Ian Broudie (from The Lightning Seeds), among others.
The video will be released on YouTube in the near future and the intentions are to hit one million views.
In the meantime, Jefferies has published the following open letter to U.S. media executives to get his point across:
Dear USA Media Executive
We love America in Liverpool, but…
We gave you THE BEATLES and this is how you repay us?
What happened to the ‘Special Relationship’ between the US and the UK?
Are you aware of how Tom Hicks is driving our beloved Liverpool Football Club into the ground?
How would you like it if a British “businessman” came over to the USA and destroyed the New York Yankees? Or the LA Lakers? Or the Washington Redskins?
Well, in Liverpool we are living a Wayne Huizenga and Florida Marlins moment all over again!
Please Google “Tom Hicks + Liverpool” to see what an embarrassment he is to the USA.
We would be grateful if you could help us by reporting our story in order that we might persuade Wall Street NOT to lend him the money he is currently trying to raise, to drive our football team into even more debt and despair.
Sorry about the mass email approach, but we have tried everything else, and we all feel like we are at the end of the road.
Thanks in anticipation
On Behalf of Fans of Liverpool Football Club.