Tom Hicks Jnr quits role as Liverpool FC director after sending fan an abusive email



TOM Hicks Jnr today quit his role as an Liverpool FC director.

The Dallas-based businessman resigned in the wake of a row over an abusive email he was accused of sending to a fan.

The liverpoolecho.co.uk reported yesterday how Hicks - son of Liverpool FC co-owner Tom Hicks Snr - was contacted by fan Stephen Horner who emailed him parts of an ECHO article.

The piece from the paper's Blood Red football column discussed the challenges facing Rafa Benitez.

But Mr Horner said Hicks Jnr sent him a reply calling him "an idiot".

The Texan then sent another email - copying the club's financial and commercial directors - telling Horner: "B*** me f*** face. Go to hell. I'm sick of you."

He later apologised telling the fan he "lost his temper" and it was a "kneejerk reaction".

Hicks Jnr today announced his resignation as both a director of the club and its parent company Kop Holdings.

LFC's chief financial officer Philip Nash and commercial director Ian Ayre have both been elected to the boards of both companies alongside Casey Coffman, executive vice president of Hicks Holdings.



* READ the original Blood Red column that sparked the exchange here