It’s no wonder the Tories have been keeping their mouths shut over the last couple of years, when the likes of Conservative Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling can propose Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville as a good role model for Liverpool youngsters.
It’s such a mind-bogglingly strange thing to say, even before you factor in the fact that Neville plays for the most hated football in the country, and the fact that there is probably no-one more hated by Reds and people in Liverpool generally. Here’s why:
“I can’t stand Liverpool, I can’t stand Liverpool people, I can’t stand anything to do with them.”
Grayling went on to admit that he shouldn’t have said Gary Neville, he meant to say Ryan Giggs instead. Liverpool fans are unimpressed.
Any Reds disgruntled by my reporting of Comscore’s rather mishievous figures regarding LFC and EFC’s website visitors may be placated by this Youtube video of Sky’s Fanzone from Saturday 14 March, the date of Liverpool’s dismantling of Manchester United in a 4-1 win.
Football fans are unlikely to change their opinion of Liverpool fans – whatever they may be – based on this video, which is marginally more reatrained than Sky’s awful panel on Soccer Saturday hosted by Jeff Stelling.
Still, at least they managed to find a Liverpool fan who’s actually from Liverpool, eh?
In an attempt to clamp down on counterfeit LFC goods, the football club as applied to trademark the Liver Bird – a move that raises the prospect of individuals and organisations having to pay to use the image in the future