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Tom Hicks' Liverpool FC Partner Meets With Detractors, Who Still Want Duo to Shut Up and "Sell Up"

Thousands of Liverpool FC fans took to the streets on Saturday night to protest Tom Hicks' ownership of their beloved, beleaguered team -- 4,000 folks, by some counts, or the same number of people expected to turn out total for Texas Rangers home games between now and the season's blessed end. Only, something a little more unexpected took place before Liverpool FC's 2-1 win over Manchester United: George Gillett, who co-owns the team with his Dallas-based frienemy, met with the Spirit of Shankly, the so-called "supporters' union" that recently called for a boycott of the Royal Bank of Scotland if it extends the men any more credit.

But, despite the goodwill gesture, Shankly members weren't having none of it: "We also reminded him that we, as a Union, wanted both himself and Tom Hicks to sell up and leave." Alas, looks like they're stuck with Hicks. Aren't we all. --Robert Wilonsky

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