Liverpool fans ready YouTube protest

Liverpool fans have stepped up their campaign to oust the club’s current owners by starring in a viral alongside actors Ricky Tomlinson and Joe McGann.

The YouTube clip is to launch on Tuesday and will feature supporters venting their anger over the £237m debt that the club’s current owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett have saddled the club with.

Earlier reports had suggested that the film would feature Hollywood stars and Liverpool fans including Mike Myers, Samuel L Jackson and Daniel Craig but it is not thought that they were at the filming.

Screenwriter Mike Jefferies, who penned the Goal! films, asked fans to attend the filming in Liverpool on Saturday (2 October).

He wants to highlight the depth of opposition to the current owners and persuade potential backers not to back Hicks and Gillett at the club.

The two have a deadline later this month to repay the £237m they owe Royal Bank of Scotland or refinance the deal.

Fans pressure group Spirit of Shankly is calling on RBS not to prolong the duo’s tenure at the club or face protests.

A spokesman told the Liverpool Echo: “We will be continuing to protest up until the last day. We want to step up the campaign. We will protest at LFC matches, but also at the banks and everyone involved in any sale.”

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